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Date:	Thu, 3 Jun 2010 09:58:27 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Jan Engelhardt <>
To:	Luciano Coelho <>
cc:	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>, Timo Teras <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] netfilter: Xtables: idletimer target implementation

On Thursday 2010-06-03 09:04, Luciano Coelho wrote:
>Looking closer, it seems that it makes a bit of sense to add a kernel
>module to /sys/device/system.  I think it makes more sense than adding
>to the module class or to the net class, actually.  The idletimer is not
>a net device (so it doesn't fit in /sys/class/net) and it is not a
>module, even though it may be handled by the xt_IDLETIMER module.
>So we can look at the xt_idletimer as a system device, which is not a
>peripheral device in itself, but a software timer device (there are
>already similar components).
>I'll add the kernel object we need as a system class device, so it will
>go under /sys/devices/system/xt_idletimer.  Does that make sense to you?

Mh.. somehow I'd pick /sys/devices/virtual/xt_idletimer.
Or even create a /sys/net/xt_idletimer. (/sys has conceptual
subsystems directly beneath it: devices, fs, kernel, ...)
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