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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4][RFC] netns: sysfs: add a netns suffix to net device sysfs entries
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Benjamin Thery <> writes:
>> Support for network namespaces in mainline is pretty complete for
>> some time now, but there is still this issue with sysfs that prevents
>> more people to use it easily.
> Ben your patchset is completely inappropriate.
> Temporarily adding elements to the ABI that we intend to remove
> is not a proper solution to this problem.

In fact, I feared that would be an issue before I sent the patches.
Thanks for confirming this.

But, as this alternative was discussed a bit after Al's comments on your
last patches, I had to give it a try and code a proof-of-concept.


> That user space visible ida you add is a namespace identifier that breaks
> nested containers and migration. It is very very very wrong.
> Eric

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