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Date:   Fri, 25 Nov 2022 09:50:15 +0000
To:     Rasmus Villemoes <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: loopback: use NET_NAME_PREDICTABLE for name_assign_type


This patch was applied to netdev/net.git (master)
by David S. Miller <>:

On Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:18:28 +0100 you wrote:
> When the name_assign_type attribute was introduced (commit
> 685343fc3ba6, "net: add name_assign_type netdev attribute"), the
> loopback device was explicitly mentioned as one which would make use
>     The name_assign_type attribute gives hints where the interface name of a
>     given net-device comes from. These values are currently defined:
> ...
>         The ifname has been assigned by the kernel in a predictable way
>         that is guaranteed to avoid reuse and always be the same for a
>         given device. Examples include statically created devices like
>         the loopback device [...]
> [...]

Here is the summary with links:
  - net: loopback: use NET_NAME_PREDICTABLE for name_assign_type

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