Subject: Re: Resetting ip, icmp etc statistics
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List: tech-net
Date: 04/01/2006 06:27:11
> I think we'd be better off to rework both the in-kernel support for
> "ifconfig -z", and the current proposal to allow resetting
> per-rpotocol statistics, to become compile-time options. Per the
> discussion that such zeroisation makes sense for "experimental" or
> single-user systems, the default should be
>      "zeroization not allowed".

Can I humbly suggest that two sets of stats be held, one for the
running values and one that can be cleared, with a timestamp, from
userland.  Of course, userland can hold its own values, but this gets
an official stamp from the kernel.