Re: [PATCH net-next v2 1/6] net: dcb: add new pcp selector to app object

From: Jakub Kicinski
Date: Tue Oct 04 2022 - 15:52:04 EST

On Tue, 4 Oct 2022 12:52:35 +0200 Petr Machata wrote:
> > The question is whether it's better to do it anyway. My opinion is that
> > if a userspace decides to make assumptions about the contents of a TLV,
> > and neglects to validate the actual TLV type, it's on them, and I'm not
> > obligated to keep them working. We know about this case, but really any
> > attribute addition at all could potentially trip some userspace if they
> > expected something else at this offset.
> And re the flag: I think struct dcbmsg.dcb_pad was meant to be the place
> to keep flags when the need arises, but it is not validated anywhere, so
> we cannot use it. It could be a new command, but I'm not a fan. So if we
> need to discriminate userspaces, I think it should be a new attribute.

All good points. I'm fine with not gating the attributes if that's your
preference. Your call.