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Date:	Mon, 19 Nov 2007 20:07:39 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 06/11] netpoll: remove dev_name for npinfo

On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 19:47:50 -0800 (PST)
David Miller <> wrote:

> From: Stephen Hemminger <>
> Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 11:43:20 -0700
> > The device name was only in npinfo for netconsole target
> > configuration, so move it to netconsole.  Netconsole only
> > needs the value during config, so no need to do all
> > the device name tracking etc.. 
> > 
> > Make functions for common code for instantiation and 
> > start up.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>
> Sigh...
> 	return -EUNTESTED;
> In netpoll_parse_options() np->dev isn't setup yet, so if you had
> tested this patch you would have gotten an immediate OOPS.

Sorry, I missed the boot up case, I was testing with modprobe
and dyanmic reconfig stuff.  Places that store the name (and then
get confused by renames) are one of the lingering mis-features of
the whole network device infrastructure. 

Stephen Hemminger <>
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