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authorMarcel Holtmann <marcel@holtmann.org>2009-08-31 21:08:19 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2009-09-11 12:54:55 -0700
commit384912ed194e43c03ad1cdaa09b0b1e488c34d46 (patch)
treebdaae15252819543cff0900941238d2b99bb2300
parentf510c35de0e63e1066db83d2fdce99e6dbde0c80 (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.38-lt-ux500-384912ed194e43c03ad1cdaa09b0b1e488c34d46.tar.gz
net: Add DEVTYPE support for Ethernet based devices
The Ethernet framing is used for a lot of devices these days. Most prominent are WiFi and WiMAX based devices. However for userspace application it is important to classify these devices correctly and not only see them as Ethernet devices. The daemons like HAL, DeviceKit or even NetworkManager with udev support tries to do the classification in userspace with a lot trickery and extra system calls. This is not good and actually reaches its limitations. Especially since the kernel does know the type of the Ethernet device it is pretty stupid. To solve this problem the underlying device type needs to be set and then the value will be exported as DEVTYPE via uevents and available within udev. # cat /sys/class/net/wlan0/uevent DEVTYPE=wlan INTERFACE=wlan0 IFINDEX=5 This is similar to subsystems like USB and SCSI that distinguish between hosts, devices, disks, partitions etc. The new SET_NETDEV_DEVTYPE() is a convenience helper to set the actual device type. All device types are free form, but for convenience the same strings as used with RFKILL are choosen. Signed-off-by: Marcel Holtmann <marcel@holtmann.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/usb/hso.c5
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/sdio.c5
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/usb.c5
-rw-r--r--include/linux/netdevice.h6
-rw-r--r--net/bluetooth/bnep/core.c5
-rw-r--r--net/bridge/br_if.c6
-rw-r--r--net/mac80211/iface.c5
7 files changed, 37 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/hso.c b/drivers/net/usb/hso.c
index 3f9c92a2afc..fa4e58196c2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/hso.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/hso.c
@@ -2535,6 +2535,10 @@ static void hso_create_rfkill(struct hso_device *hso_dev,
}
}
+static struct device_type hso_type = {
+ .name = "wwan",
+};
+
/* Creates our network device */
static struct hso_device *hso_create_net_device(struct usb_interface *interface,
int port_spec)
@@ -2575,6 +2579,7 @@ static struct hso_device *hso_create_net_device(struct usb_interface *interface,
goto exit;
}
SET_NETDEV_DEV(net, &interface->dev);
+ SET_NETDEV_DEVTYPE(net, &hso_type);
/* registering our net device */
result = register_netdev(net);
diff --git a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/sdio.c b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/sdio.c
index ea7b29034aa..2981e211e04 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/sdio.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/sdio.c
@@ -371,6 +371,10 @@ error:
}
+static struct device_type i2400ms_type = {
+ .name = "wimax",
+};
+
/*
* Probe a i2400m interface and register it
*
@@ -412,6 +416,7 @@ int i2400ms_probe(struct sdio_func *func,
goto error_alloc_netdev;
}
SET_NETDEV_DEV(net_dev, dev);
+ SET_NETDEV_DEVTYPE(net_dev, &i2400ms_type);
i2400m = net_dev_to_i2400m(net_dev);
i2400ms = container_of(i2400m, struct i2400ms, i2400m);
i2400m->wimax_dev.net_dev = net_dev;
diff --git a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/usb.c b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/usb.c
index cfdaf69da9d..7eadd11c815 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/usb.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/usb.c
@@ -351,6 +351,10 @@ error:
}
+static struct device_type i2400mu_type = {
+ .name = "wimax",
+};
+
/*
* Probe a i2400m interface and register it
*
@@ -388,6 +392,7 @@ int i2400mu_probe(struct usb_interface *iface,
goto error_alloc_netdev;
}
SET_NETDEV_DEV(net_dev, dev);
+ SET_NETDEV_DEVTYPE(net_dev, &i2400mu_type);
i2400m = net_dev_to_i2400m(net_dev);
i2400mu = container_of(i2400m, struct i2400mu, i2400m);
i2400m->wimax_dev.net_dev = net_dev;
diff --git a/include/linux/netdevice.h b/include/linux/netdevice.h
index a44118b1b56..65ee1929b2b 100644
--- a/include/linux/netdevice.h
+++ b/include/linux/netdevice.h
@@ -998,6 +998,12 @@ static inline void *netdev_priv(const struct net_device *dev)
*/
#define SET_NETDEV_DEV(net, pdev) ((net)->dev.parent = (pdev))
+/* Set the sysfs device type for the network logical device to allow
+ * fin grained indentification of different network device types. For
+ * example Ethernet, Wirelss LAN, Bluetooth, WiMAX etc.
+ */
+#define SET_NETDEV_DEVTYPE(net, devtype) ((net)->dev.type = (devtype))
+
/**
* netif_napi_add - initialize a napi context
* @dev: network device
diff --git a/net/bluetooth/bnep/core.c b/net/bluetooth/bnep/core.c
index 52a6ce0d772..cafe9f54d84 100644
--- a/net/bluetooth/bnep/core.c
+++ b/net/bluetooth/bnep/core.c
@@ -533,6 +533,10 @@ static struct device *bnep_get_device(struct bnep_session *session)
return conn ? &conn->dev : NULL;
}
+static struct device_type bnep_type = {
+ .name = "bluetooth",
+};
+
int bnep_add_connection(struct bnep_connadd_req *req, struct socket *sock)
{
struct net_device *dev;
@@ -586,6 +590,7 @@ int bnep_add_connection(struct bnep_connadd_req *req, struct socket *sock)
#endif
SET_NETDEV_DEV(dev, bnep_get_device(s));
+ SET_NETDEV_DEVTYPE(dev, &bnep_type);
err = register_netdev(dev);
if (err) {
diff --git a/net/bridge/br_if.c b/net/bridge/br_if.c
index e486f1fc363..142ebac1417 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_if.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_if.c
@@ -264,6 +264,10 @@ static struct net_bridge_port *new_nbp(struct net_bridge *br,
return p;
}
+static struct device_type br_type = {
+ .name = "bridge",
+};
+
int br_add_bridge(struct net *net, const char *name)
{
struct net_device *dev;
@@ -280,6 +284,8 @@ int br_add_bridge(struct net *net, const char *name)
goto out_free;
}
+ SET_NETDEV_DEVTYPE(dev, &br_type);
+
ret = register_netdevice(dev);
if (ret)
goto out_free;
diff --git a/net/mac80211/iface.c b/net/mac80211/iface.c
index f6005adcbf9..b8295cbd7e8 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/iface.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/iface.c
@@ -754,6 +754,10 @@ int ieee80211_if_change_type(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata,
return 0;
}
+static struct device_type wiphy_type = {
+ .name = "wlan",
+};
+
int ieee80211_if_add(struct ieee80211_local *local, const char *name,
struct net_device **new_dev, enum nl80211_iftype type,
struct vif_params *params)
@@ -785,6 +789,7 @@ int ieee80211_if_add(struct ieee80211_local *local, const char *name,
memcpy(ndev->dev_addr, local->hw.wiphy->perm_addr, ETH_ALEN);
SET_NETDEV_DEV(ndev, wiphy_dev(local->hw.wiphy));
+ SET_NETDEV_DEVTYPE(ndev, &wiphy_type);
/* don't use IEEE80211_DEV_TO_SUB_IF because it checks too much */
sdata = netdev_priv(ndev);