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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][ATM] use rtnl_{lock,unlock} during device operations (take 2)
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    In message <20030606125416.C3232@almesberger.net>,Werner Almesberger writes:
    >Even with the route, the destination can remain "fixed".
    >The VCC only makes sense in the context of the device, which
    >is fully visible to the user. (It's different in the case of
    >SVCs, but they're managed by a user space demon. Besides, if
    >their device goes away, they die too.)

    actually i think its a good idea to uncouple the atm
    devices and the vcc. while the vcc is useless w/o the
    atm dev, there are quite a few resources tied to the vcc
    (via sk side). not having them seperate orignally led
    to the 'nodev' atm device as a place to keep track of
    vcc that are going away.

    once the atm device/vcc are uncoupled they can easily be
    converted to a net device. this keeps me from needing to
    replicate the net device code (particularly the sysfs
    stuff -- or so i hope). netdevices already have a handy
    register/unregister that works (and will keep working).
    why would i want to duplicate the net device work?
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