Re: [PATCH net-next] hyperv: Add handler for RNDIS_STATUS_NETWORK_CHANGE event

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Fri Oct 30 2015 - 18:11:08 EST

Am 30.10.2015 um 23:03 schrieb Haiyang Zhang:
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>> Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] hyperv: Add handler for
>> Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Richard Weinberger [mailto:richard.weinberger@xxxxxxxxx]
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:36 PM
>>>> To: David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Cc: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; olaf@xxxxxxxxx; Greg
>> Kroah-
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>>>> Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] hyperv: Add handler for
>>>> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 10:10 PM, David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> From: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:09:59 +0000
>>>>>> So, what's the equivalent or similar command to "network restart"
>> on
>>>> SLES12? Could
>>>>>> you update the command line for the usermodehelper when porting
>> this
>>>> patch to SLES
>>>>>> 12?
>>>>> No, you are not going to keep the usermodehelper invocation in your
>>>> driver
>>>>> please remove it. It is absolutely inappropriate, and I strictly
>> do
>>>> not want
>>>>> to keep it in there because other people will copy it and then
>> we'll
>>>> have a
>>>>> real mess on our hands.
>>>> Sorry for digging up this old thread.
>>>> While talking with some guys about usermodehelper abuses I came
>> across
>>>> this gem.
>>>> Mainline still contains that "/etc/init.d/network restart" code.
>>>> Haiyang, care to cleanup?
>>> Hi Richard and others,
>>> Thanks for the reminder. I will clean up the usermode helper.
>>> Do you have suggestions of trigger DHCP refresh from kernel mode? Any
>>> sample code in the existing kernel code?
>> I think it's wrong to call dhcp refresh from kernel. What happens when
>> we reconnect normal hardware adapter to another network? Link goes down
>> and then up and userspace is supposed to react accordingly. I think we
>> should emulate something similar for RNDIS_STATUS_NETWORK_CHANGE.
> When link is down physically for a few seconds, the DHCP will automatically
> refresh. I will add code to emulate this. There were some discussions around
> this and other possibilities previously... I agree emulating what happens
> with physically plug/unplug a cable is a reasonable way to trigger the DHCP
> refresh.

Can't you propagate the event to userspace and let it take an appropriate

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