Re: bonding: cannot remove certain named devices

From: Bill Nottingham
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 10:10:05 EST

Xavier Bestel (xavier.bestel@xxxxxxx) said:
> > I think it's sane to avoid control characters and unicode/iso*, since they
> > can interfere with log output or analysis. I only thought about the kernel
> > itself and the corresponding userspace tools, which should handle any
> > character sequence just fine or could be easily fixed.
> Why not simply retricting chars to isalnum() ones ?

People might want to use things like '-', '_', etc.

Realistically, any filtering that is done with names has the chance of
breaking 'working' configs that date back to 2.4.

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