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Date:	Wed, 25 Jul 2007 02:23:15 +0100
From:	Al Viro <>
To:	Brandon Philips <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2][RFC] Update net core to use devres.

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 12:30:07AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 04:26:21PM -0700, Brandon Philips wrote:
> > Could you point me to an example you have in mind?
> > 
> > I quickly searched through a handful of the PCI device drivers and
> > couldn't find an example where the .remove function didn't do something
> > to the tune of:
> > 
> > 	unregister_netdev(dev);
> > 	... various un-allocs and cleanup ...
> > 	free_netdev(dev)
> Now find the definition of free_netdev() and read it through, please.

PS: free_netdev() is certainly a bad name for that; the reasons are
mostly historical, since it used to free the damn thing.  When that
became impossible (read: previous time net_device has meat device
model; consequences had not been pretty), the patch series from hell
had been big enough without renaming that one on top of everything else.
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