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Date:   Mon, 18 Jul 2022 12:15:07 +0200
From:   Marc Kleine-Budde <>
To:     Oliver Hartkopp <>
Cc:     Max Staudt <>,
        Dario Binacchi <>,,
        Jeroen Hofstee <>,,
        Amarula patchwork <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Jiri Slaby <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,
        Vincent Mailhol <>,
        Wolfgang Grandegger <>,,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/5] can: slcan: remove legacy infrastructure

On 18.07.2022 08:57:21, Oliver Hartkopp wrote:
> > What do the maintainers think of dropping the old "slcan" name, and
> > just allowing this to be a normal canX device? These patches do bring
> > it closer to that, after all. In this case, this name string magic
> > could be dropped altogether.
> > 
> I'm fine with it in general. But we have to take into account that there
> might be existing setups that still might use the slcan_attach or slcand
> mechanic which will likely break after the kernel update.
> But in the end the slcan0 shows up everywhere - even in log files, etc.
> So we really should name it canX. When people really get in trouble with it,
> they can rename the network interface name with the 'ip' tool ...

Don't break user space! If you don't like slcanX use udev to give it a
proper name.


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