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Date:   Mon, 18 Jul 2022 12:15:07 +0200
From:   Marc Kleine-Budde <mkl@...gutronix.de>
To:     Oliver Hartkopp <socketcan@...tkopp.net>
Cc:     Max Staudt <max@...as.org>,
        Dario Binacchi <dario.binacchi@...rulasolutions.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Jeroen Hofstee <jhofstee@...tronenergy.com>,
        michael@...rulasolutions.com,
        Amarula patchwork <linux-amarula@...rulasolutions.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@...nel.org>,
        Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
        Vincent Mailhol <mailhol.vincent@...adoo.fr>,
        Wolfgang Grandegger <wg@...ndegger.com>,
        linux-can@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
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.

regards,
Marc

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