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Date:	Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:43:01 -0700
From:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	"Denis V. Lunev" <dlunev@...il.com>
Cc:	dlezcano@...ibm.com, davem@...emloft.net,
	containers@...ts.osdl.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [Devel] [PATCH 1/1] Dynamically allocate the loopback device

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 19:55:47 +0400
"Denis V. Lunev" <dlunev@...il.com> wrote:

> dlezcano@...ibm.com wrote:
> > From: Daniel Lezcano <dlezcano@...ibm.com>
> > 
> > Doing this makes loopback.c a better example of how to do a
> > simple network device, and it removes the special case
> > single static allocation of a struct net_device, hopefully
> > making maintenance easier.
> > 
> > Applies against net-2.6.24
> > 
> > Tested on i386, x86_64
> > Compiled on ia64, sparc
> 
> I think that a small note, that initialization order is changed will be
> good to record. After this, loopback MUST be allocated before any other
> networking subsystem initialization. And this is an important change.
> 
> Regards,
>     Den

Yes, this code would break when other drivers are directly linked
in. 
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