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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/8] Revert "netns: Fix device renaming for sysfs"
    From: (Eric W. Biederman)
    Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 23:38:31 -0700

    > This reverts commit aaf8cdc34ddba08122f02217d9d684e2f9f5d575.
    > Drivers like the ipw2100 call device_create_group when they
    > are initialized and device_remove_group when they are shutdown.
    > Moving them between namespaces deletes their sysfs groups early.
    > In particular the following call chain results.
    > netdev_unregister_kobject -> device_del -> kobject_del -> sysfs_remove_dir
    > With sysfs_remove_dir recursively deleting all of it's subdirectories,
    > and nothing adding them back.
    > Ouch!
    > Therefore we need to call something that ultimate calls sysfs_mv_dir
    > as that sysfs function can move sysfs directories between namespaces
    > without deleting their subdirectories or their contents. Allowing
    > us to avoid placing extra boiler plate into every driver that does
    > something interesting with sysfs.
    > Currently the function that provides that capability is device_rename.
    > That is the code works without nasty side effects as originally written.
    > So remove the misguided fix for moving devices between namespaces. The
    > bug in the kobject layer that inspired it has now been recognized and
    > fixed.
    > Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

    Acked-by: David S. Miller <>

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