[Bridge] [RFA, PATCH] enable transition to sysfs-only bridge manipulation

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at linux-foundation.org
Fri May 2 08:17:46 PDT 2008

On Fri, 2 May 2008 11:01:38 +0200
Bernhard Fischer <rep.dot.nop at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> It was rumored that the ioctl interface for bridges is deprecated.
> There is, however, one crucial gap when trying to implement brctl
> without using any ioctl: AFAICS it is impossible to create a bridge via
> sysfs.
> The attached quick.. erm patch strives to fill this gap.
> Some further details are at the top of the patchlet which received only
> cursory testing, fwiw.
> Thanks and cheers,
> Bernhard

Why bother. The old API has to live on because it part of the
kernel ABI.

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