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Date:	Thu, 27 Sep 2007 16:25:27 +0400
From:	"Denis V. Lunev" <>
Subject: [PATCH] proper comment for loopback initialization order

Loopback device is special. It should be initialized at the very
beginning.  Initialization order has been changed by
Eric W. Biederman <> and this change is non-obvious
and important enough to add proper comment.

Signed-off-by: Denis V. Lunev <>

--- ./drivers/net/loopback.c.loopcomment	2007-08-26 19:30:38.000000000 +0400
+++ ./drivers/net/loopback.c	2007-09-27 16:08:06.000000000 +0400
@@ -293,4 +293,6 @@ static int __init loopback_init(void)
 	return register_pernet_device(&loopback_net_ops);
+/* Loopback is special. It should be initialized before any other network
+   device and network subsystem */
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