Re: [PATCH v2] tcp: don't require root to read tcp_metrics

From: David Miller
Date: Thu Jul 31 2014 - 17:07:56 EST

From: Debabrata Banerjee <dbanerje@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:50:17 -0400

> commit d23ff7016 (tcp: add generic netlink support for tcp_metrics) introduced
> netlink support for the new tcp_metrics, however it restricted getting of
> tcp_metrics to root user only. This is a change from how these values could
> have been fetched when in the old route cache. Unless there's a legitimate
> reason to restrict the reading of these values it would be better if normal
> users could fetch them.
> Cc: Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>
> Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Signed-off-by: Debabrata Banerjee <dbanerje@xxxxxxxxxx>

Applied to net-next, thanks.
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