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Date:	Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:42:52 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rtnetlink.c: send a single notification on device
 state changes

From: Laszlo Attila Toth <>
Date: Thu,  7 Feb 2008 12:57:50 +0100

> In do_setlink() a single notification is sent at the end of the function
> if any modification occured. If the address has been changed, another
> notification is sent.
> Both of them is required because originally only the NETDEV_CHANGEADDR
> notification was sent and although device state change implies address
> change, some programs may expect the original notification. It remains
> for compatibity.
> If set_operstate() is called from do_setlink(), it doesn't send
> a notification, only if it is called from rtnl_create_link() as earlier.
> Signed-off-by: Laszlo Attila Toth <>

Looks good, applied.

Let's hope this doesn't break some stupid application
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