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Date:   Sat, 17 Jun 2017 14:21:35 +0300
From:   Sergei Shtylyov <>
To:     Serhey Popovych <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] loopback: Force LOOPBACK_IFINDEX for registration


On 6/16/2017 3:10 PM, Serhey Popovych wrote:

> Now with commit 9c7dafb (net: Allow to create links with

    The commit citing style is standardized: 12-digit SHA1 and the summary 
enclosed in ("").

> given ifindex) support registration of network devices

    Support for.

> with specific ifindex is added.

    Was added.

> We can force loopback network device index before call to
> register_netdev() to ensure we always configure it with
> Kill BUG_ON() since system can continue without network
> namespace failed in loopback init path, unless it is
> init_net namespace where we panic() anyway.
> Signed-off-by: Serhey Popovych <>

MBR, Sergei

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