Re: [PATCH net-next v5 09/22] ethtool: implement EVENT notifications

From: Jiri Pirko
Date: Wed Mar 27 2019 - 09:04:41 EST

Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 06:08:21PM CET, mkubecek@xxxxxxx wrote:
>Three types of netlink notifications are introduced:
> - ETHA_EVENT_NEWDEV to notify about newly registered network devices
> - ETHA_EVENT_DELDEV to notify about unregistered network devices
> - ETHA_EVENT_RENAMEDEV to notify about renamed network device
>The notifications are triggered by NETDEV_REGISTER, NETDEV_UNREGISTER and
>These notifications are intended for applications and daemons monitoring
>ethtool events to allow updating the list of existing devices without
>having to open another socket for rtnetlink.

Wait. You duplicate events that are already going out through RTNETLINK.
App should open RTNETLINK in order to get those. Other apps are doing
that too. I don't think that duplications like this are desirable :/