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Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 12:15:04 +0200
From: Jiri Pirko <>
To: Jakub Kicinski <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/6] net: don't use input buffer of
 __dev_alloc_name() as a scratch space

Fri, Oct 20, 2023 at 03:18:51AM CEST, wrote:
>Callers of __dev_alloc_name() want to pass dev->name as
>the output buffer. Make __dev_alloc_name() not clobber
>that buffer on failure, and remove the workarounds
>in callers.
>dev_alloc_name_ns() is now completely unnecessary.
>The extra strscpy() added here will be gone by the end
>of the patch series.
>Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>

Reviewed-by: Jiri Pirko <>

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