Char devices for network interfaces
Posted Oct 16, 2009 18:59 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
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So this is just about keeping a directory of ifindexes? Character device special files seem like a pretty crazy implementation for that. How about a regular file that contains the ifindex? Or a single file that contains the whole directory?
And given that the comments indicate that udev is already capable of setting the name of the network interface, why doesn't the network interface name provide the desired mapping?
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