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Date:	Sat, 09 Jun 2007 11:16:14 +1000
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To: (Trond Myklebust)
Subject: Re: networking busted in current -git ???

Trond Myklebust <> wrote:
> It appears to be something in the latest dump from davem to Linus, but I
> haven't yet had time to identify what.

You want this patch which should hit the tree soon.

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[IPV4]: Do not remove idev when addresses are cleared

Now that we create idev before addresses are added, it no longer makes
sense to remove them when addresses are all deleted.

Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

diff --git a/net/ipv4/devinet.c b/net/ipv4/devinet.c
index 354e800..0cf813f 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/devinet.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/devinet.c
@@ -327,12 +327,8 @@ static void __inet_del_ifa(struct in_device *in_dev, struct in_ifaddr **ifap,
-	if (destroy) {
+	if (destroy)
-		if (!in_dev->ifa_list)
-			inetdev_destroy(in_dev);
-	}
 static void inet_del_ifa(struct in_device *in_dev, struct in_ifaddr **ifap,
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