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struct nl_msg* rtnl_addr_build_delete_request ( struct rtnl_addr *  addr,
int  flags 
) [read]

Build a netlink request message to request deletion of an address

  • addr Address object to be deleteted.
  • flags Additional netlink message flags.
Builds a new netlink message requesting a deletion of an address. The netlink message header isn't fully equipped with all relevant fields and must thus be sent out via nl_send_auto_complete() or supplemented as needed.

Minimal required attributes:

Optional attributes:

Free the memory after usage using nlmsg_free().
Newly allocated netlink message or NULL if an error occured.

Definition at line 705 of file addr.c.

Referenced by rtnl_addr_delete().

      int required = ADDR_ATTR_IFINDEX | ADDR_ATTR_FAMILY;

      if ((addr->a_mask & required) != required) {
            nl_error(EINVAL, "Missing mandatory attributes, required are: "
                         "ifindex, family");
            return NULL;
      return build_addr_msg(addr, RTM_DELADDR, flags);

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