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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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