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Date:	Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:44:54 +0200
From:	Bjørn Mork <bjorn@...k.no>
To:	Tom Gundersen <teg@...m.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>,
	dingtianhong <dingtianhong@...wei.com>,
	Tan Xiaojun <tanxiaojun@...wei.com>,
	WANG Cong <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 10/33] net: dummy - set name assign type

Tom Gundersen <teg@...m.no> 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.



Bjørn
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