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Date:	Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:43:01 -0700
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	"Denis V. Lunev" <>
Subject: Re: [Devel] [PATCH 1/1] Dynamically allocate the loopback device

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

> wrote:
> > From: Daniel Lezcano <>
> > 
> > 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
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