Re: [PATCH net-next] bridge: add notification over netlink when STP changes state

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From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 08:17:18 -0700

> The first netlink code in the bridge module was to notify
> user space implementations of Spanning Tree Protocol about
> new ports. It did not handle the case of kernel mode STP 
> changing states which could be useful for monitoring.
> This patch causes RTM_NEWLINK message to occur on kernel
> transitions. It does not send message if request was from user
> space STP, since that would cause reflection and break existing
> API.
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx>

I agree with Ben that hiding events in any way is going to
be a severe limitation, long term.

I do not want to apply this and keep going down this road.

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