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Date:	Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:06:10 +0200
From:	Tom Gundersen <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,
	Tom Gundersen <>, Paul Mackerras <>,
Subject: [PATCH net-next v9 9/9] net: ppp - set name assign type

The ifname is of the form pppX where X is the unit number. This is either set
by userspace, or userspace requests the kernel to chose one, which is then
returned to userspace. Either way the creating user knows the name, so we
treat both cases as if the user had explicitly chosen the name and label

Signed-off-by: Tom Gundersen <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
 drivers/net/ppp/ppp_generic.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_generic.c b/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_generic.c
index c38ee90..6526057 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_generic.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_generic.c
@@ -2728,6 +2728,7 @@ ppp_create_interface(struct net *net, int unit, int *retp)
 	/* Initialize the new ppp unit */
 	ppp->file.index = unit;
 	sprintf(dev->name, "ppp%d", unit);
+	dev->name_assign_type = NET_NAME_USER;
 	ret = register_netdev(dev);
 	if (ret != 0) {

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