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netlink-kernel.h

#ifndef __LINUX_NETLINK_H
#define __LINUX_NETLINK_H

/**
 * Netlink socket address
 * @ingroup nl
 */
struct sockaddr_nl
{
      /** socket family (AF_NETLINK) */
      sa_family_t     nl_family;

      /** Padding (unused) */
      unsigned short  nl_pad;

      /** Unique process ID  */
00017       uint32_t        nl_pid;

      /** Multicast group subscriptions */
00020       uint32_t        nl_groups;
};

/**
 * Netlink message header
 * @ingroup msg
 */
struct nlmsghdr
{
      /**
       * Length of message including header.
       */
00032       uint32_t    nlmsg_len;

      /**
       * Message type (content type)
       */
00037       uint16_t    nlmsg_type;

      /**
       * Message flags
       */
00042       uint16_t    nlmsg_flags;

      /**
       * Sequence number
       */
00047       uint32_t    nlmsg_seq;

      /**
       * Netlink PID of the proccess sending the message.
       */
00052       uint32_t    nlmsg_pid;
};

/**
 * @name Standard message flags
 * @{
 */

/**
 * Must be set on all request messages (typically from user space to
 * kernel space).
 * @ingroup msg
 */
00065 #define NLM_F_REQUEST         1

/**
 * Indicates the message is part of a multipart message terminated
 * by NLMSG_DONE.
 */
00071 #define NLM_F_MULTI           2

/**
 * Request for an acknowledgment on success.
 */
00076 #define NLM_F_ACK       4

/**
 * Echo this request
 */
00081 #define NLM_F_ECHO            8

/** @} */

/**
 * @name Additional message flags for GET requests
 * @{
 */

/**
 * Return the complete table instead of a single entry.
 * @ingroup msg
 */
00094 #define NLM_F_ROOT      0x100

/**
 * Return all entries matching criteria passed in message content.
 */
00099 #define NLM_F_MATCH     0x200

/**
 * Return an atomic snapshot of the table being referenced. This
 * may require special privileges because it has the potential to
 * interrupt service in the FE for a longer time.
 */
00106 #define NLM_F_ATOMIC    0x400

/**
 * Dump all entries
 */
00111 #define NLM_F_DUMP      (NLM_F_ROOT|NLM_F_MATCH)

/** @} */

/**
 * @name Additional messsage flags for NEW requests
 * @{
 */

/**
 * Replace existing matching config object with this request.
 * @ingroup msg
 */
00124 #define NLM_F_REPLACE   0x100

/**
 * Don't replace the config object if it already exists.
 */
00129 #define NLM_F_EXCL      0x200

/**
 * Create config object if it doesn't already exist.
 */
00134 #define NLM_F_CREATE    0x400

/**
 * Add to the end of the object list.
 */
00139 #define NLM_F_APPEND    0x800

/** @} */

/**
 * @name Standard Message types
 * @{
 */

/**
 * No operation, message must be ignored
 * @ingroup msg
 */
00152 #define NLMSG_NOOP            0x1

/**
 * The message signals an error and the payload contains a nlmsgerr
 * structure. This can be looked at as a NACK and typically it is
 * from FEC to CPC.
 */
00159 #define NLMSG_ERROR           0x2

/**
 * Message terminates a multipart message.
 */
00164 #define NLMSG_DONE            0x3

/**
 * The message signals that data got lost
 */
00169 #define NLMSG_OVERRUN         0x4

/**
 * Lower limit of reserved message types
 */
00174 #define NLMSG_MIN_TYPE        0x10

/** @} */

/**
 * Netlink error message
 * @ingroup msg
 */
struct nlmsgerr
{
      /** Error code (errno number) */
      int         error;

      /** Original netlink message causing the error */
      struct nlmsghdr   msg;
};

struct nl_pktinfo
{
      __u32 group;
};

#endif      /* __LINUX_NETLINK_H */

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