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Date:	Fri, 23 Nov 2007 14:18:00 +0100
From:	Lutz Jaenicke <ljaenicke@...ominate.com>
To:	Laszlo Attila Toth <panther@...abit.hu>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCHv6 2/3] Interface group: core (netlink) part

On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 02:14:26PM +0100, Laszlo Attila Toth wrote:
> Interface groups let handle different interfaces together.
> Modified net device structure and netlink interface.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Laszlo Attila Toth <panther@...abit.hu>
> ---
>  include/linux/if_link.h   |    2 ++
>  include/linux/netdevice.h |    2 ++
>  net/core/rtnetlink.c      |   11 +++++++++++
>  3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

Adding read/write support via sysfs should not be too difficult:

diff -ruN a/net/core/net-sysfs.c b/net/core/net-sysfs.c
--- a/net/core/net-sysfs.c	2007-11-17 06:16:36.000000000 +0100
+++ b/net/core/net-sysfs.c	2007-11-23 14:04:47.000000000 +0100
@@ -219,6 +219,20 @@
 	return netdev_store(dev, attr, buf, len, change_tx_queue_len);
 }
 
+NETDEVICE_SHOW(ifgroup, fmt_hex);
+
+static int change_ifgroup(struct net_device *net, unsigned long new_ifgroup)
+{
+	net->ifgroup = new_ifgroup;
+	return 0;
+}
+
+static ssize_t store_ifgroup(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr,
+			   const char *buf, size_t len)
+{
+	return netdev_store(dev, attr, buf, len, change_ifgroup);
+}
+
 static struct device_attribute net_class_attributes[] = {
 	__ATTR(addr_len, S_IRUGO, show_addr_len, NULL),
 	__ATTR(iflink, S_IRUGO, show_iflink, NULL),
@@ -235,6 +249,7 @@
 	__ATTR(flags, S_IRUGO | S_IWUSR, show_flags, store_flags),
 	__ATTR(tx_queue_len, S_IRUGO | S_IWUSR, show_tx_queue_len,
 	       store_tx_queue_len),
+	__ATTR(ifgroup, S_IRUGO | S_IWUSR, show_ifgroup, store_ifgroup),
 	{}
 };
 
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