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Date:	Fri, 08 Jun 2007 20:00:10 +0400
From:	Pavel Emelianov <>
To:	Ben Greear <>
CC:	David Miller <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Patrick McHardy <>,
	Daniel Lezcano <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Kirill Korotaev <>,
	Linux Containers <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Virtual ethernet tunnel (v.2)

Ben Greear wrote:


>>> I would also like some way to identify veth from other device types,
>>> preferably
>>> something like a value in sysfs.   However, that should not hold up
>> We can do this with ethtool. It can get and print the driver name of
>> the device.
> I think I'd like something in sysfs that we could query for any
> interface.  Possible return
> strings could be:
> AP /* wifi access point interface */
> STA /* wifi station */
> ....
> I will cook up a patch for consideration after veth goes in.

Ben, could you please tell what sysfs features do you
plan to implement?

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