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Date:	Wed, 12 Sep 2007 03:58:19 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 09/16] net: Initialize the network namespace of network

From: (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 15:24:21 -0600

> Except for carefully selected pseudo devices all network
> interfaces should start out in the initial network namespace.
> Ultimately it will be register_netdev that examines what
> dev->nd_net is set to and places a device in a network namespace.
> This patch modifies alloc_netdev to initialize the network
> namespace a device is in with the initial network namespace.
> This gets it right for the vast majority of devices so their
> drivers need not be modified and for those few pseudo devices
> that need something different they can change this parameter
> before calling register_netdevice.
> The network namespace parameter on a network device is not
> reference counted as the devices are inside of a network namespace
> and cannot remain in that namespace past the lifetime of the
> network namespace.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

Applied to net-2.6.24, thanks.
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