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Date:	Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:52:02 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	Johannes Berg <>
CC:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: Add etun driver

Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 09:52 +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>>Shouldn't be a problem either. Creating the device atomically also
>>prevents that anything else is setting them UP before they're fully
> How would you do it generically then? I'm absolutely not opposed to the
> idea but for now haven't seen how to do it.

Without having thought much about it yet, roughly like this:

- driver receives RTM_NEWLINK message (under rtnl)
- driver allocates new device
- driver initializes device based on content of RTM_NEWLINK message
- driver returns

Device creation won't be generic of course since only the driver knows
how to do that.

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