[PATCH] Send quota messages via netlink
davem at davemloft.net
Tue Aug 28 21:54:45 PDT 2007
From: Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 21:13:35 -0700
> This is it. Normally netlink payloads are represented as a struct. How
> come this one is built-by-hand?
He is using attributes, which is perfect and arbitrarily
extensible with zero backwards compatability concerns.
If he wants to provide a new attribute, he just adds it
without any issues.
When new attributes are added, older apps simply ignore the attributes
they don't understand.
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