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Date:	Wed, 12 Sep 2007 06:31:39 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] veth: Cleanly handle a missing peer_tb argument on

From: (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 07:19:56 -0600

> I was getting strange kernel crashes when attempting to
> create veth devices when I did not specify a peer argument
> to /bin/ip.
> So this patch defaults peer_tb to all zeros and doesn't attempt to
> reuse the netlink attributes for the primary link to create the
> secondary link and now I can't reproduce the failures.
> Given that some of the most interesting netlink attributes to specify
> like a mac address or a network device name seem are generally
> the wrong thing to do this seems like the right approach.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

This looks mostly fine, can someone else who knows
veth a bit review this as well?
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