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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/6] Add namespace awareness to Netlink methods
On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:30 AM Jonas Bonn <jonas@norrbonn.se> wrote:
>
> Changed in v3:
> - added patch 6 for setting IPv6 address outside current namespace
> - address checkpatch warnings
> - address comment from Nicolas
>
> Changed in v2:
> - address comment from Nicolas
> - add accumulated ACK's
>
> Currently, Netlink has partial support for acting outside of the current
> namespace. It appears that the intention was to extend this to all the
> methods eventually, but it hasn't been done to date.
>
> With this series RTM_SETLINK, RTM_NEWLINK, RTM_NEWADDR, and RTM_NEWNSID
> are extended to respect the selection of the namespace to work in.
>
This is nice, is there a plan to update userspace commands using this?

> /Jonas
>
> Jonas Bonn (6):
> rtnetlink: allow RTM_SETLINK to reference other namespaces
> rtnetlink: skip namespace change if already effect
> rtnetlink: allow RTM_NEWLINK to act upon interfaces in arbitrary
> namespaces
> net: ipv4: allow setting address on interface outside current
> namespace
> net: namespace: allow setting NSIDs outside current namespace
> net: ipv6: allow setting address on interface outside current
> namespace
>
> net/core/net_namespace.c | 19 ++++++++++
> net/core/rtnetlink.c | 80 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
> net/ipv4/devinet.c | 61 ++++++++++++++++++++++--------
> net/ipv6/addrconf.c | 13 +++++++
> 4 files changed, 145 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
>
> --
> 2.20.1
>

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