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Date:	Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:44:54 +0200
From:	Bjørn Mork <>
To:	Tom Gundersen <>
Cc:	netdev <>,
	LKML <>,
	David Miller <>,
	David Herrmann <>,
	Kay Sievers <>,
	dingtianhong <>,
	Tan Xiaojun <>,
	WANG Cong <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 10/33] net: dummy - set name assign type

Tom Gundersen <> writes:

> The result of
> modprobe dummy numdummies=2
> is to create dummy0 and dummy1, always with the same names.
> The result of
> ip link add type dummy
> is to create dummyX, where X depends on what came before.

Which is no different. That's exacly what happens when
"modprobe dummy numdummies=2" creates the two first interfaces.

 ip link add link wwan0 name dummy0 type vlan id 2
 modprobe dummy numdummies=2

ends up with dummy1 and dummy2 created by the dummy driver.

You are trying to make up differences that just aren't there.

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