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Re: [PATCH] Move inetdev/ifa over to RCU

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Move inetdev/ifa over to RCU
From: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 12:43:30 +1000
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On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 07:08:23PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Do we really care about the zero return value of inet_select_addr()
> > here? What about the other calls to inet_select_addr()?
> It won't return zero, typically it will return loopback's IP
> (with preference to any non-loopback addresses assigned to
>  the loopback device).  This is being used for source address
> selection.

It will return zero if there is no in_dev at all.  Perhaps what
we should do is get inet_select_addr() to get the address from
other devices in that case as well?

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