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Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:11:43 +0900 (KST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] net: core: export dev_alloc_name_ns

From: Rasmus Villemoes <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:34:37 +0100

> dev_alloc_name_ns and dev_get_valid_name now do exactly the same
> thing. Let's expose this functionality as dev_alloc_name_ns
> (obviously, a core function like this won't return an invalid
> name...).
> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <>

If you're going to keep one of the routines, keep the one with
the simpler and smaller name, "dev_get_valid_name".

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