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Re: [PATCH] support for Cobalt Networks (x86 only) systems (forrealthis

To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] support for Cobalt Networks (x86 only) systems (forrealthis
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 06:19:41 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: Bogdan Costescu <bogdan.costescu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev@xxxxxxxxxx>, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Jeff Garzik writes:
 > For your HA application specifically, right now, I would suggest making
 > sure your net driver calls netif_carrier_xxx correctly, then checking
 > for IFF_RUNNING interface flag.  IFF_RUNNING will disappear if the
 > interface is up, but there is no carrier [as according to
 > netif_carrier_ok].

Don't such HA apps need to run as root anyways?

Regardless, I agree that, long term, the way to do this is via netlink.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@xxxxxxxxxx

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