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Date:	Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:07:15 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Vadim Kochan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH iproute2] ip tap: Simplify add 'tap' device w/o mode

On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:59:46 +0200
Vadim Kochan <> wrote:

> From: Vadim Kochan <>
> It allows add 'tap' device w/o specify mode:
>     # ip tap add tap0
> instead of return error message.
> Signed-off-by: Vadim Kochan <>

No. mode should not depend on device name.

Also, I noticed that reading kernel code it is possible to
create a broken tun device if type is not set.

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