[quagga-dev 12063] Re: Quagga reaction to Linux silently dropping routes

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Sun Feb 22 17:34:20 GMT 2015

Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org> writes:

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>> Probably it's best fixed by fixing the bug in Linux.  That seems far
>> easier than writing workarounds.
> No. Kernel/user API is sacrosanct and can not be changed

I really don't follow that.  It seems like there's an intended API
definition, which allows listeners to track state, and the behavior
isn't following that.  So if a route gets deleted by some operations, it
makes sense to change the code to issue a delete notification.  It seems
very unlikely that any code would be relying on those delete
notifications not happening.

Or is there a written specification that says the proper behavior is
deleting of default route without sending a notify?

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