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Subject: Re: net_failover slave udev renaming (was Re: [RFC PATCH net-next v6 4/4] netvsc: refactor notifier/event handling code to use the bypass framework)

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 05:14:44PM -0800, Siwei Liu wrote:
> Sorry for replying to this ancient thread. There was some remaining
> issue that I don't think the initial net_failover patch got addressed
> cleanly, see:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1815268
> The renaming of 'eth0' to 'ens4' fails because the udev userspace was
> not specifically writtten for such kernel automatic enslavement.
> Specifically, if it is a bond or team, the slave would typically get
> renamed *before* virtual device gets created, that's what udev can
> control (without getting netdev opened early by the other part of
> kernel) and other userspace components for e.g. initramfs,
> init-scripts can coordinate well in between. The in-kernel
> auto-enslavement of net_failover breaks this userspace convention,
> which don't provides a solution if user care about consistent naming
> on the slave netdevs specifically.
> Previously this issue had been specifically called out when IFF_HIDDEN
> and the 1-netdev was proposed, but no one gives out a solution to this
> problem ever since. Please share your mind how to proceed and solve
> this userspace issue if netdev does not welcome a 1-netdev model.

Above says:

	there's no motivation in the systemd/udevd community at
	this point to refactor the rename logic and make it work well with

What would the fix be? Skip slave devices?


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