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Date:	Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:36:24 -0700
From:	Greg KH <>
To:	Kay Sievers <>
Cc:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Greg KH <>,
	Johannes Berg <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
	"Maciej W. Rozycki" <>,
	netdev <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Driver-core: Fix bluetooth network device rename

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 08:24:31PM +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 20:17, Eric W. Biederman <> wrote:
> > Greg KH <> writes:
> > Let me say this again clearly.
> >
> > class -> bus BROKEN
> >
> > In the case of bluetooth it would require changing /sys/class/bluetooth
> > to /sys/bus/bluetooth. ??Which is user visible in the worst possible
> > way and quick google search confirmed it will break user space scripts.
> Clearly, we even have a compat API for that, and nothing would break.
> If needed, a bus can create compat class links. Did you even check
> with the bluetooth guys, last time I talked to them, they have been
> totally fine with such a change.

Yeah, I even had patches that almost did this work a few years ago.
Most of the bluetooth class stuff (if not all of it) can be safely moved
to debugfs, as it's just debug information.

I should dig them out and refresh them in my spare time :)


greg k-h
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