|| ||Benjamin Thery <email@example.com>|
|| ||Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||[PATCH 00/10] sysfs tagged directories V4|
|| ||Mon, 02 Jun 2008 15:44:38 +0200|
|| ||Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com>,
Eric Biederman <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Serge Hallyn <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Tejun Heo <email@example.com>, Al Viro <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Daniel Lezcano <email@example.com>,
Benjamin Thery <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Here is an updated version of Eric Biederman's patchset to implement
tagged directories in sysfs ported on top of 2.6.26-rc2-mm1.
Can you consider merging this patchset in -mm until gregkh has time
to re-review it and take it (or reject it)?
We think having it in -mm, could be good for wider testing of this
proposed new feature in sysfs.
With the introduction of network namespaces, there can be duplicate
network interface names on the same machine. Indeed, two network
interfaces can have the same name if they reside in different network
* Network interfaces names show up in sysfs.
* Today there is nothing in sysfs that is currently per namespace.
* Therefore we need to support multiple mounts of sysfs each showing a
different network namespace.
We introduce tagged directories in sysfs for this purpose.
Of course the usefulness of this feature is not limited to network stuff:
Serge Hallyn wrote a patch to fix a similar issue with user namespaces based
on this patchset. His patch is included at the end of the patchset.
Tested with and without SYSFS_DEPRECATED. No regression found so far.
- Ported to 2.6.26-rc2-mm1
- Updated patch for user namespace by Serge Hallyn (patch 10).
- Removed patch 10 ("avoid kobject name conflict with different
namespaces"), a better one was provided by Eric.
- Removed patch 11 ("sysfs: user namespaces: add ns to user_struct"),
Serge needs to rework some parts of it.
- Change Acked-by: to Signed-off-by:, someone told me it is more
appropriate (as I'm in the delivery path).
Here is the announcement Eric wrote back in December to introduce his
Now that we have network namespace support merged it is time to
revisit the sysfs support so we can remove the dependency on !SYSFS.
The bulk of the patches are the changes to allow multiple sysfs
Then comes the tagged directory sysfs support which uses information
captured at mount time to decide which object with which tag will
appear in a directory.
Then the support for renaming and deleting objects where the source
may be ambiguous because of tagging.
Then finally the network namespace support so it is clear how all
of this tied together.