Linux IPv6 routing strange behaviour

Hannes Frederic Sowa hannes at
Wed Aug 14 20:10:30 CEST 2013

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 08:00:49PM +0300, Max Tulyev wrote:
> On 14.08.13 13:59, Hannes Frederic Sowa wrote:
> > If a packet is delivered to a destination, we clone the routing entry and
> > reinsert it back into the fib trie.
> Does it mean the original route is keept or deleted?
> Does it do for EVERY packet, i.e. EVERY packet generates a (temporary)
> FIB entry???

Every flow does generate a FIB entry, yes. As soon as the fib entry is
installed it will get reused or discarded as soon as the GC decides so.



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