But Miller's complaint is more substantial, as anything that used to do "ifconfig sit0", for example, will no longer work.
That's not the problem - the networking core and these modules will be changed at the same time to use the 'netdev-' prefix. The problem is with module aliases which some distributions (and individual sysadmins) configured as a way of auto-loading net drivers before the introduction of udev, and which they may still rely on some cases. These of course will not have the 'netdev-' prefix.
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