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

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 07:11:45 EST

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Ben Greear <> said:
> Pekka Savola wrote:
> > Just to chime in my support (not that I don't think anyone needs it), I
> > think socket-based counters are An Extremely Bad Idea.


> If they are useful to some people, and have zero performance affect on others
> (due to being a configurable kernel feature), then what is your
> complaint?

That it adds code, which impacts _everybody_ futzing around in that area,
specially if it is a configurable option (this means multiplying the
possible configurations to be tested).

> I see two reasons left to dislike this feature:
> 1) General increase in #ifdef'd code. This actually seems like
> a pretty good argument, but I haven't seen anyone mention it
> specifically.


> 2) General dislike for a feature that one personally has no use for.
> Seems to be Dave's main (professed) excuse.

General dislike for adding features of _extremely_ limited (debugging!) use?

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