[quagga-dev 10851] Re: [PATCH 2/4] zebra: quagga-re-onlink-support.patch

James Li jli at cumulusnetworks.com
Thu Oct 24 22:08:18 BST 2013

On 10/24/13 1:45 PM, Christian Franke wrote:
> On 10/24/2013 12:58 PM, James Li wrote:
>> Our main concern is unnumbered interface support which requires onlink
>> support. At the time of the development, this diff was the only one
>> available and worked fine. I was under the impression that since it's in
>> Quagga-RE branch, it's already accepted, just a matter of merging.
> As far as I know, the quagga-re-onlink-support.patch didn't make it into
> master as there was the feeling that it was not the right way to go.
> That might have been differenent at the time it was merged into RE, but
> by now we have a working implementation of NEXTHOP_IPV4_IFINDEX which
> the quagga-re-onlink-support.patch seems to duplicate in large parts.
> In general, my understanding is that we are trying to get features that
> have been added to RE into master. However, RE is not treated as
> "known-good". This means that every change which goes from RE to master
> will be subject to review as to whether it is acceptable for master in
> respect of design and quality of implementation.

>> If this is not the case, could you comment w.r.t your patch and Denis's
>> patch? Which one is chosen? Is there a conclusion? Also do you have
>> plans to extend the ONLINK flag to IPC protocol?
> As far as I can tell there isn't any unadressed criticism of my patch
> around from which I would expect it to be merged eventually.
> Hacking up a patch which allows to set the onlink flag via IPC should be
> quite straightforward and useful for your unnumbered changes and the
> babel changes. I guess I can just write it and send it to the mailing
> list the next few days if peopl need it that badly. ;)
sounds good, thanks for taking it up!

> -Christian
> ps> One thing I would be interested in: What interface types (P2P, P2MP,
> NBMA, Broadcast) are you doing unnumbered on?
LAN interface as P2P.


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