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Date:	Thu, 21 Feb 2008 13:45:15 +0100
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	Pavel Emelyanov <>
CC:	David Miller <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Don't limit the number of tunnels with generic name explicitly.

Pavel Emelyanov wrote:
> Patrick McHardy wrote:
>> Pavel Emelyanov wrote:
>>> Patrick McHardy wrote:
>>>> It would be nicer to replace the entire hand-made name
>>>> allocation to remove the 100 device limit.
>>> Actually, I thought the same, but fixing % in names looks like a 
>>> BUG-fix for 2.6.25, while removing the hand-made name allocation 
>>> looks like an enhancement for 2.6.26. No?
>> Well, its so closely related that I guess it would still look
>> like a bugfix :) But changing this in 2.6.26 is also fine of
>> course, your patch just reminded me since I wanted to change
>> this for a long time and repeatedly forgot about it again.
> Ok, point taken ;) Here's the 2nd patch that does so. If David 
> decides it can go to 2.6.25, that would be good, otherwise this 
> patch will fit the 2.6.26 as well.
> Changelog:
> Use the added dev_alloc_name() call to create tunnel device name,
> rather than iterate in a hand-made loop with an artificial limit.
> Thanks Patrick for noticing this.
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelyanov <>

Looks good to me, thanks.
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