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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] net: core: Notify on changes to dev->promiscuity.
From: Jiri Pirko <>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:39:40 +0200

> Because the "promisc mode" would gain another meaning. Now how the
> driver should guess which meaning the user ment when he setted it?
> filter or trap?
> That is very confusing. If the flag is the way to do this, let's
> introduce another flag, like IFF_TRAPPING indicating that user wants
> exactly this.

I don't understand how the meaning of promiscuous mode for a
networking device has suddenly become ambiguous, when did this start

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