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Date:	Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:21:44 +0200
From:	Tom Gundersen <teg@...m.no>
To:	Bjørn Mork <bjorn@...k.no>
Cc:	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@...il.com>,
	Kay Sievers <kay@...y.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 03/33] net: set name_assign_type in alloc_netdev()

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Bjørn Mork <bjorn@...k.no> wrote:
> Tom Gundersen <teg@...m.no> writes:
>
>> diff --git a/net/ethernet/eth.c b/net/ethernet/eth.c
>> index 5dc638c..f405e05 100644
>> --- a/net/ethernet/eth.c
>> +++ b/net/ethernet/eth.c
>> @@ -390,7 +390,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(ether_setup);
>>  struct net_device *alloc_etherdev_mqs(int sizeof_priv, unsigned int txqs,
>>                                     unsigned int rxqs)
>>  {
>> -     return alloc_netdev_mqs(sizeof_priv, "eth%d", ether_setup, txqs, rxqs);
>> +     return alloc_netdev_mqs(sizeof_priv, "eth%d", NET_NAME_UNKNOWN,
>> +                             ether_setup, txqs, rxqs);
>>  }
>>  EXPORT_SYMBOL(alloc_etherdev_mqs);
>
> I believe this chunk makes the rest of this exercise pretty pointless.
>
> bjorn@...i:/usr/local/src/git/linux$ git grep alloc_etherdev drivers/net/|wc -l
> 283
>
> I don't care enough to go look, but I'd be surprised if none of those
> drivers rename the device before registering it.

I did look for that, and I only found devices being renamed to the
same name assign type as eth%d (wlan%d, etc).

Cheers,

Tom
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