On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Stefan Rompf wrote:
> Hi Jamal,
> > [discussion whether IFOP_DOWN_LOWERLAYER should send netlink messages]
> > I think they should be accessible; whether you send netlink
> > advertisements everytime there is some state transition is the question.
> they should. For a routing daemon it is interesting to be notified when
> interfaces becomes capable or incapable of handling packets, independant
> of the reason. As long as we abstract virtual or subinterfaces as normal
> interfaces to the upper layers (which is IMHO the correct decision),
> IFOP_DOWN_LOWERLAYER must trigger a notification.
Well ... ok. Note, the user space program could maintain state
and observe when all the interfaces are down to reach the same conclusion.
Ok, Stefan, i think you should be ready to roll some code now ;->