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Date:	Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:14:42 +0100
From:	Arnd Bergmann <>
To:	Patrick Mullaney <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] macvlan: allow in-kernel modules to create and manage macvlan devices

On Friday 13 November 2009, Patrick Mullaney wrote:
> The macvlan driver didn't allow for creation/deletion of devices
> by other in-kernel modules. This patch provides common routines
> for both in-kernel and netlink based management. This patch
> also enables macvlan device support for gro for lower level
> devices that support gro.

I wonder if doing this way round is a good idea, why don't
you just use netlink to set up the endpoint device like
the current macvlan and macvtap do? I think doing it consistently
for all backends would be a significant advantage.

	Arnd <><
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