Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] genetlink: do not validate dump requests if there is no policy

From: David Ahern
Date: Thu May 02 2019 - 09:37:01 EST

On 5/2/19 7:32 AM, Michal Kubecek wrote:
> Wouldn't it mean effecitvely ending up with only one command (in
> genetlink sense) and having to distinguish actual commands with
> atributes? Even if I wanted to have just "get" and "set" command, common
> policy wouldn't allow me to say which attributes are allowed for each of
> them.

yes, I have been stuck on that as well.

There are a number of RTA attributes that are only valid for GET
requests or only used in the response or only valid in NEW requests.
Right now there is no discriminator when validating policies and the
patch set to expose the policies to userspace