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Date:	Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:27:07 +0200
From:	Bjørn Mork <>
To:	Tom Gundersen <>
Cc:	netdev <>,
	LKML <>,
	David Miller <>,
	David Herrmann <>,
	Kay Sievers <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 03/33] net: set name_assign_type in alloc_netdev()

Tom Gundersen <> writes:

> What I suggest to do is:
> Leave NET_NAME_UNKNOWN in alloc_etherdev() (and any similar
> constructs), but in the cases where we know that the final name set
> before netdev_register() is some template, I'd still set this to
> NET_NAME_ENUM as we do now to make it clear which cases have been
> reviewed. So the patchset does not change much, but it would eliminate
> any risk of false positives.
> Does that sound reasonable to you?

Yes, sure.  Although I'm not at all convinced about the value.  But I
don't need to be, as that is not for me to decide :-)

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