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Date:   Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:49:24 +0200
From:   Loic Poulain <>
Cc:, Loic Poulain <>,
Subject: [PATCH] wwan: core: Fix missing RTM_NEWLINK event

By default there is no rtnetlink event generated when registering a
netdev with rtnl_link_ops until its rtnl_link_state is switched to
initialized (RTNL_LINK_INITIALIZED). This causes issues with user
tools like NetworkManager which relies on such event to manage links.

Fix that by setting link to initialized (via rtnl_configure_link).

Fixes: 88b710532e53 ("wwan: add interface creation support")
Signed-off-by: Loic Poulain <>
 drivers/net/wwan/wwan_core.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wwan/wwan_core.c b/drivers/net/wwan/wwan_core.c
index 3e16c31..409caf4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wwan/wwan_core.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wwan/wwan_core.c
@@ -866,6 +866,10 @@ static int wwan_rtnl_newlink(struct net *src_net, struct net_device *dev,
 		ret = register_netdevice(dev);
+	/* Link initialized, notify new link */
+	if (!ret)
+		rtnl_configure_link(dev, NULL);
 	/* release the reference */

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