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Date:	Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:42:57 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	Ben Greear <>
CC:	Pavel Emelianov <>,
	David Miller <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Daniel Lezcano <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Kirill Korotaev <>,
	Linux Containers <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Virtual ethernet tunnel (v.2)

Ben Greear wrote:
> Pavel Emelianov 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.

The rtnl_link API gives you the name of the driver (IFLA_INFO_KIND).

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