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Date:	Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:17:43 -0400
From:	Bill Nottingham <notting@...hat.com>
To:	Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@...y.org>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>
Subject: Re: new sysfs layout and ethernet device names

Kay Sievers (kay.sievers@...y.org) said: 
> >If you *do* try to use one of these names, the rename will succeed...
> >partway. The link in /sys/class/net is renamed, the directory is
> >not (as it obviously can't rename on top of whatever is already there.)
> >Various networking tools then break in assorted ways due to the
> >naming disconnect.
> >
> >Going back to the deprecated layout makes these names available again -
> >it's possible (although not necessarily likely) that the new layout
> >will break someone's device configuration if they upgrade kernels,
> >even if the rest of their tools are updated for the new layout.
> 
> There will be a directory at the bus-device with the name of the
> class, that glues together the bus-devices and the class-devices in
> the unified tree:
>  http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/gregkh/patches.git;a=blob;f=driver/driver-core-fix-namespace-issue-with-devices-assigned-to-classes.patch;hb=HEAD
> 
> So the network-interface(s) will be in their own directory "net",
> below the bus-device, and don't conflict with the existing attributes.

So, the layout will change again?

Bill
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