[PATCH 06/11] sysfs: Implement sysfs tagged directory support.

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Thu Jul 3 05:27:01 PDT 2008

Daniel Lezcano <dlezcano at fr.ibm.com> writes:

> The kobject events are sent through a netlink message which is not currently per
> network namespace. Shouldn't be useful to have a way to retrieve from the
> kobject the network namespace or the uevent socket associated with it ? IMHO
> having idr in the kobject + netns pointer associated may help to handle the
> sysfs isolation and makes the uevent per namespace trivial, no ?

Grumble.  I have been conveniently been forgetting about that socket.
Similarly we have the user mode helpers to deal with.

For this conversation there is a simple answer.  All of that is in the
kobject layer, and works even when you compile sysfs out of your kernel.
Therefore it is a separate problem.  And sysfs idr tags have nothing
to do with it.

It is most definitely something we need to come back to.  I bet there
are some interesting interactions when you have multiple network devices
with the same name generating events.


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