[net-next,v2,2/9] if_addr: add IFA_TARGET_NETNSID

Submitted by Christian Brauner on Sept. 4, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

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Message ID 20180904195355.4695-3-christian@brauner.io
State New
Series "rtnetlink: add IFA_TARGET_NETNSID for RTM_GETADDR"
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Christian Brauner Sept. 4, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
This adds a new IFA_TARGET_NETNSID property to be used by address
families such as PF_INET and PF_INET6.
The IFA_TARGET_NETNSID property can be used to send a network namespace
identifier as part of a request. If a IFA_TARGET_NETNSID property is
identified it will be used to retrieve the target network namespace in
which the request is to be made.

Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>
Cc: Jiri Benc <jbenc@redhat.com>
Cc: Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@6wind.com>
---
v1->v2:
- rename from IFA_IF_NETNSID to IFA_TARGET_NETNSID

v0->v1:
- unchanged
  Note, I did not change the property name to IFA_TARGET_NSID as there
  was no clear agreement what would be preferred. My personal preference
  is to keep the IFA_IF_NETNSID name because it aligns naturally with
  the IFLA_IF_NETNSID property for RTM_*LINK requests. Jiri seems to
  prefer this name too.
  However, if there is agreement that another property name makes more
  sense I'm happy to send a v2 that changes this.
---
 include/uapi/linux/if_addr.h | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

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diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/if_addr.h b/include/uapi/linux/if_addr.h
index ebaf5701c9db..dfcf3ce0097f 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/if_addr.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/if_addr.h
@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@  enum {
 	IFA_MULTICAST,
 	IFA_FLAGS,
 	IFA_RT_PRIORITY,  /* u32, priority/metric for prefix route */
+	IFA_TARGET_NETNSID,
 	__IFA_MAX,
 };