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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/10] sysfs tagged directories
"Serge E. Hallyn" <> writes:

> Quoting Greg KH (
> Now before moving veth1 to the new netns, we have in the container:
> /sys/class/net:
> lo sit0
> /sys/devices/virtual/net:
> lo sit0
> and after moving veth1, we have in the container:
> /sys/class/net:
> lo sit0 veth1
> /sys/devices/virtual/net:
> lo sit0
> In the parent network namespace, veth1 is removed from /sys/class/net
> but remains in /sys/devices/virtual/net.

The symlink is gone by the real directory remains?

> I'm not sure whether this is the renaming bug that Daniel Lezcano's
> patch addresses. If not (as I suspect) then that clearly needs to be
> fixed.
> Benjamin can you play around with this and test it with Daniel's
> patch?

Darn. It appears we have a regression in this patchset.
That part used to work.

I was thinking of blaming sysfs_rename_link. But it the
links are fine so it looks more likely that sysfs has morphed once
again and we have a reference counting issue or something similar.
Yuck. d_move and the other moves should have worked.

From a purely get the good less controversial parts of this
patchset in. I suggest we look at patches 7/10 and 8/10 (without
the tag_ops). And introduce and start using sysfs_delete_link
and sysfs_rename_link. That code seems pretty stable and is
generally a code reduction all by itself by reducing a common
idiom into a single function.


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