> I think everyone seems to agree not to fiddle with the ":" prefix, but
> rather have a new class of network subsystem under /sys/class thus a
> separate device namespace e.g. /sys/class/net-kernel for those
> auto-managed lower netdevs is needed.
How do you get a device into this new class? I don't know the Linux
driver model too well, but to get a device out of one class and into
another, i think you need to device_del(dev). modify dev->class and
then device_add(dev). However, device_add() says you are not allowed
to do this.
And i don't even see how this helps. Are you also not going to call
list_netdevice()? Are you going to add some other list for these
devices in a different class?