[PATCH v3 2/7] Add a general netlink socket parser
Dmitry V. Levin
ldv at altlinux.org
Thu Jun 16 16:34:26 UTC 2016
On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 02:33:24PM +0000, Fabien Siron wrote:
> Quoting Dmitry V. Levin (2016-06-16 13:38:06)
> > On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 01:26:15PM +0000, Fabien Siron wrote:
> > > Quoting Dmitry V. Levin (2016-06-16 10:08:22)
> > > > Alternatively, rather than making decode_netlink_iov work like
> > > > tprint_iov_upto, you can extend tprint_iov_upto to print netlink related
> > > > data. For example, "decode_iov" argument of tprint_iov_upto can be turned
> > > > from de-facto boolean printaddr/printstr value into enum.
> > >
> > > I think that this is a good idea but as all the functions that call
> > > tprint_iov_upto() or tprint_iov() must be patched, it's maybe better to do
> > > that as a seperated commit (maybe a future improvement).
> > Yes, a separate commit is a good idea.
> The problem is that we may want to add some arguments in the future
> to decode_netlink_msg() for further parsing (either the protocol or the
> file descriptor at least) and tprint_iov_upto()
> doesn't seem to be able to transmit some arguments.
When we have to pass it additional data, we can extend tprint_iov_upto
further, either by extending enum or by adding an argument.
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