Re: bonding: cannot remove certain named devices

From: David Miller
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 19:21:00 EST

From: Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 09:29:43 +0200

> Why not simply retricting chars to isalnum() ones ?

As Bill said that would block things like "-" and "_" which are fine.

Bill also mentioned something about "breaking configs going back to
2.4.x" which is bogus because nothing broke when we started blocking
"/" and "." and ".." in networking device names during the addition of
sysfs support for net devices.

Nobody in their right mind puts a space in their network device name.

All you "name purists", go rename the block device name that is used
for your root partition to something with a space in it, and watch how
many startup scripts and command line invocations just explode.

There is absolutely no valid argument for allowing spaces in network
device names.
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