Generic Netlink Sockets

From: NP, Simha (STSD)
Date: Tue Apr 10 2007 - 08:31:44 EST

I wanted to add a new family under NETLINK_GENERIC.
I have registered the family and the operations in the kernel code. I
wonder how I will get to know the family id in the user space.

nlmsghdr.nlmsg_type needs to be set with the ID that is generated for
the family. How can I know this from the userspace? Is there any API
that can give me this ID?

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