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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] netns: Coexist with the sysfs limitations
    Quoting Eric W. Biederman (
    > To make testing of the network namespace simpler allow
    > the network namespace code and the sysfs code to be
    > compiled and run at the same time. To do this only
    > virtual devices are allowed in the additional network
    > namespaces and those virtual devices are not placed
    > in the kobject tree.
    > Since virtual devices don't actually do anything interesting
    > hardware wise that needs device management there should
    > be no loss in keeping them out of the kobject tree and
    > by implication sysfs. The gain in ease of testing
    > and code coverage should be significant.
    > I.e. people running distributions that make it next to
    > impossible to boot without sysfs should at be able to
    > boot a test kernel now.
    > Plus no ABIs are harmed with this patch.
    > Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>


    Tested-by: Serge Hallyn <>
    Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <>

    Thanks, Eric! Thanks, Benjamin!


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