Thu, Feb 04, 2016 at 02:22:17PM CET, wrote:
>On 03.02.2016 16:17, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
>>On 02/03/2016 02:33 PM, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>>>Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 02:31:33PM CET, wrote:
>>>>On Wed,  3 Feb 2016 11:47:56 +0100
>>>>Jiri Pirko <> wrote:
>>>>>From: Jiri Pirko <>
>>>>>It is available here:
>>>>IHMO this very short command name "dl" is not an advantage.  It is
>>>>simply too unspecific and short for a good Google search.  E.g. when
>>>>searching for good examples for using "dl".  I think "devlink" would be
>>>>better.  If you like short commands do: alias dl="devlink"
>>>I was thinking about using "devlink". Decided to go with shortened
>>>version so this is in-line with "ip". But you have a point.
>>Btw, if you add this tool into iproute2 (which would be preferred), then
>>probably dl should be ok (and easier retrievable in that relation).
>This doesn't seem to be too much related to networking? Why can't something
>like this be in sysfs?

It is related to networking quite bit. There has been couple of
iteration of this, including sysfs and configfs implementations. There
has been a consensus reached that this should be done by netlink. I
believe netlink is really the best for this purpose. Sysfs is not a good

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