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authorBrian Haley <brian.haley@hp.com>2010-02-22 12:27:21 (GMT)
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-02-23 09:25:00 (GMT)
commite79dc48431e7731f5bb6bab8f6b499fe03802ca0 (patch)
treed4d6c2a1291fce98b69a25a6cc3ddcaf47fee53b /Documentation/networking
parentf5ca8502f70ccc77008b7bee671f5301995240a4 (diff)
IPv6: better document max_addresses parameter
Andrew Morton wrote: >> >From ip-sysctl.txt file in kernel documentation I can see following description >> for max_addresses: >> max_addresses - INTEGER >> Number of maximum addresses per interface. 0 disables limitation. >> It is recommended not set too large value (or 0) because it would >> be too easy way to crash kernel to allow to create too much of >> autoconfigured addresses. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >> If this parameter applies only for auto-configured IP addressed, please state >> it more clearly in docs or rename the parameter to show that it refers to >> auto-configuration. It did mention autoconfigured in the text, but the below makes it more obvious. More clearly document IPv6 max_addresses parameter. Signed-off-by: Brian Haley <brian.haley@hp.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt8
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
index 006b39d..e87f3cdc 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
@@ -1074,10 +1074,10 @@ regen_max_retry - INTEGER
Default: 5
max_addresses - INTEGER
- Number of maximum addresses per interface. 0 disables limitation.
- It is recommended not set too large value (or 0) because it would
- be too easy way to crash kernel to allow to create too much of
- autoconfigured addresses.
+ Maximum number of autoconfigured addresses per interface. Setting
+ to zero disables the limitation. It is not recommended to set this
+ value too large (or to zero) because it would be an easy way to
+ crash the kernel by allowing too many addresses to be created.
Default: 16
disable_ipv6 - BOOLEAN

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