Re: RFC: per-socket statistics on received/dropped packets

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Sun Jun 09 2002 - 23:34:40 EST

   From: Ben Greear <>
   Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 11:23:30 -0700
   I need to account for packets on a per-session basis, where a
   session endpoint is a UDP port. So, knowing global protocol numbers is
   good, but it is not very useful for the detailed accounting I

Why can't you just disable the other UDP services, and then there is
no question which UDP server/client is causing the drops.

Every argument I hear is one out of lazyness. And that is not a
reason to add something. Simply put, I don't want to add all of this
per-socket counter bumping that only, at best, 1 tenth of 1 percent
of people will use. This means that the rest of the world eats the
overhead just for this small group that actually uses it.
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