Patchwork [RFC] network devices generating uevents?

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Submitter stephen hemminger
Date Nov. 21, 2008, 9:46 p.m.
Message ID <20081121134659.5b305b5c@extreme>
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Permalink /patch/10134/
State RFC
Delegated to: David Miller
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stephen hemminger - Nov. 21, 2008, 9:46 p.m.
Perhaps the following would make it easier for applications to
track network device events without having to use netlink.
Compile tested only so far. The implementation is almost trivial...

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David Miller - Nov. 22, 2008, 1:24 a.m.
From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 13:46:59 -0800

> Perhaps the following would make it easier for applications to
> track network device events without having to use netlink.
> Compile tested only so far. The implementation is almost trivial...

I'm fine with this, what do others think?
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Jeff Kirsher - Nov. 22, 2008, 7:35 a.m.
On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 5:24 PM, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
> From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 13:46:59 -0800
>
>> Perhaps the following would make it easier for applications to
>> track network device events without having to use netlink.
>> Compile tested only so far. The implementation is almost trivial...
>
> I'm fine with this, what do others think?
> --

Looks fine to me, thanks to Stephen for taking my suggestion and
running with it.

Patch

--- a/net/core/Makefile	2008-11-21 12:25:31.000000000 -0800
+++ b/net/core/Makefile	2008-11-21 13:32:30.000000000 -0800
@@ -17,3 +17,4 @@  obj-$(CONFIG_NET_PKTGEN) += pktgen.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_NETPOLL) += netpoll.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_NET_DMA) += user_dma.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_FIB_RULES) += fib_rules.o
+obj-$(CONFIG_HOTPLUG) += uevent.o
--- /dev/null	1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0000
+++ b/net/core/uevent.c	2008-11-21 13:42:13.000000000 -0800
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@ 
+/*
+ * Linux network device event notification
+ *
+ * Author:
+ *	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
+ */
+
+#include <linux/kernel.h>
+#include <linux/netdevice.h>
+#include <linux/kobject.h>
+#include <linux/notifier.h>
+
+static int netdev_event(struct notifier_block *this, unsigned long event, void *ptr)
+{
+	struct net_device *netdev = ptr;
+
+	switch (event) {
+	case NETDEV_UNREGISTER:
+		kobject_uevent(&netdev->dev.kobj, KOBJ_REMOVE);
+		break;
+	case NETDEV_REGISTER:
+		kobject_uevent(&netdev->dev.kobj, KOBJ_ADD);
+		break;
+	case NETDEV_UP:
+		kobject_uevent(&netdev->dev.kobj, KOBJ_ONLINE);
+		break;
+	case NETDEV_DOWN:
+		kobject_uevent(&netdev->dev.kobj, KOBJ_OFFLINE);
+		break;
+	case NETDEV_CHANGE:
+		kobject_uevent(&netdev->dev.kobj, KOBJ_CHANGE);
+		break;
+	}
+	return NOTIFY_DONE;
+}
+
+static struct notifier_block netdev_uevent_notifier = {
+	.notifier_call	= netdev_event,
+};
+
+static int __init netdev_uevent_init(void)
+{
+	return register_netdevice_notifier(&netdev_uevent_notifier);
+}
+device_initcall(netdev_uevent_init);