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SubjectRe: [2.6.3] Sysfs breakage - tun.ko
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Followup to:  <40439B03.4000505@backtobasicsmgmt.com>
By author: "Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming@backtobasicsmgmt.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Nigel Kukard wrote:
>
> > --- drivers/net/tun.c.old 2004-02-27 18:18:55.000000000 +0200
> > +++ drivers/net/tun.c 2004-02-27 18:19:02.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -605,7 +605,7 @@
> >
> > static struct miscdevice tun_miscdev = {
> > .minor = TUN_MINOR,
> > - .name = "net/tun",
> > + .name = "tun",
> > .fops = &tun_fops
> > };
>
> This changed back and forth since the tun driver was added to the
> kernel; making this change will cause the devfs path to the tun node to
> change, and userspace applications expect it to be at /dev/misc/net/tun,
> whether that's right or wrong.
>

Bullsh*t.

User-space apps expect it to be /dev/net/tun, which is the documented
path for this device node. Anything else is a devfs bug (/dev/misc is
a devfs bug from beginning to end.)

-hpa
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