Patchwork [iproute2,v2] iplink: display the value of IFLA_PROMISCUITY

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Submitter Nicolas Dichtel
Date Feb. 5, 2013, 8:28 a.m.
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Permalink /patch/218175/
State Accepted
Delegated to: stephen hemminger
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Nicolas Dichtel - Feb. 5, 2013, 8:28 a.m.
This is useful to know the 'real' status of an interface (the flag IFF_PROMISC
is exported by the kernel only when the user set it explicitly, for example it
will not be exported when a tcpdump is running).

This information will be displayed when '-details' is provided by the user.

$ ip -d l l tun10
6: tun10: <POINTOPOINT,NOARP,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1480 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT
    link/sit peer
    sit remote local ttl inherit pmtudisc 6rd-prefix 2002::/16
    promiscuity 2

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>
v2: because IFLA_PROMISCUITY is read only, display it only when '-details' is
    provided (and even if the value is zero)

 ip/ipaddress.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)


diff --git a/ip/ipaddress.c b/ip/ipaddress.c
index 2eb1a0a..e8cab40 100644
--- a/ip/ipaddress.c
+++ b/ip/ipaddress.c
@@ -464,6 +464,10 @@  int print_linkinfo(const struct sockaddr_nl *who,
 	if (do_link && tb[IFLA_LINKINFO] && show_details)
 		print_linktype(fp, tb[IFLA_LINKINFO]);
+	if (do_link && tb[IFLA_PROMISCUITY] && show_details)
+		fprintf(fp, "\n    promiscuity %u ",
 	if (do_link && tb[IFLA_IFALIAS])
 		fprintf(fp,"\n    alias %s",