Re: [PATCH] Futex Asynchronous Interface

From: Helge Hafting (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 02:55:49 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On 9 Jun 2002, Kai Henningsen wrote:
> >
> > However, I don't think that's all that important. What I'd rather see is
> > making the network devices into namespace nodes. The situation of eth0 and
> > friends, from a Unix perspective, is utterly unnatural.
> But what would you _do_ with them? What would be the advantage as compared
> to the current situation?

Not much, but
ls /dev/net
eth0 eth1 eth2 ippp0
would be a convenient way to see what net devices exists.
This already works for other devices, when using devfs.

I guess this isn't reason enough though.

Helge Hafting
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