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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/11] avoid kobject name conflict with different namespaces
    On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 11:49:19AM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > Unless there is another path I think placing an additional pointer in
    > kobj_type so we can find it through ktype is the simplest solution.
    > Although using the kset is also sane.

    Ick, ick, ick :)

    > The easiest and most trivially correct thing to do would be to simply
    > remove the unnecessary check from kobject_rename. We perform the
    > check at the upper levels in the network anyway. And kobject_rename
    > is only used by the network stack.

    Wireless uses it also for some things, and it requires that it fail if a
    duplicate is found. I thought that s390 also used it, but I don't see
    that usage in the tree anymore, perhaps they switched to something else.

    good luck,

    greg k-h

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