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Re: [Xen-devel] [patch] xen udev rule interfering with openvpn

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [patch] xen udev rule interfering with 
> libxl/xend: name tap devices with a xentap prefix
> Also add "xentap-" prefix to the tap device when an explicit name is
> given to avoid a conflict with the vif device, which would otherwise
> have the same name.  Likewise correct the documentation for this
> option which suggested it applied to HVM tap devices only.

This sounds like a good idea but of course the names of interfaces
on Linux have a fairly short (16 character) iirc length limit.  Are we
sure that this isn't going to break some existing setup where the name
is already using most of the available length ?


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