[Netconf] 4741bis (011) - duplicate edit-config modifications

Martin Bjorklund <mbj@tail-f.com> Mon, 09 November 2009 12:13 UTC

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Subject: [Netconf] 4741bis (011) - duplicate edit-config modifications
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Hi,

This issue was brought up in the NETCONF session today.

The problem is what happens in the following case, when mtu is a leaf:

   <if:interface nc:operation="merge">
     <if:name>eth0</if:name>
     <if:mtu>100</if:mtu>
     <if:mtu>1500</if:mtu>
   </if:interface>

The proposal was that the result is implementation specific, (just as
in SNMP when the same variable occurs twice in a SET PDU).

But Wes and Balazs argued that this a data model issue, and thus does
not belong in 4741bis.  For example, if mtu were a leaf-list, the XML
above is perfectly fine.

I will close this issue for 4741bis, unless noone objects.


/martin