Re: [PATCH 0/4][RFC] netns: sysfs: add a netns suffix to netdevice sysfs entries

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 17:28:13 EST

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 02:08:26PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 05:21:44PM +0200, Benjamin Thery wrote:
> >> Network devices from sub-network namespaces appear in sysfs
> >> with a name that looks like this: device_name@netns_id
> >> eg: lo@3, eth0@4e
> >
> > How does the default udev rules as shipped by most distros handle the
> > renaming of the network device if the MAC address is duplicated like it
> > will be for these eth devices?
> The mac address is not duplicated.

Ah, ok, I really don't think I want to know more :)

> Further devices like eth0@4e are completely unusable to the udev
> rules in the initial network namespace because they can not talk
> to or affect them.

Oh, good point.

> As I read it Ben's ``solution'' puts entries in sysfs that are
> completely unusable to udev.

That's not a good thing to do, if udev can't see them, than HAL can't
see them, then the rest of userspace usually has no idea they are
present either.


greg k-h
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