[Devel] [PATCH 1/1] Dynamically allocate the loopback device

Denis V. Lunev dlunev at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 08:55:47 PDT 2007

dlezcano at fr.ibm.com wrote:
> From: Daniel Lezcano <dlezcano at fr.ibm.com>
> Doing this makes loopback.c a better example of how to do a
> simple network device, and it removes the special case
> single static allocation of a struct net_device, hopefully
> making maintenance easier.
> Applies against net-2.6.24
> Tested on i386, x86_64
> Compiled on ia64, sparc

I think that a small note, that initialization order is changed will be
good to record. After this, loopback MUST be allocated before any other
networking subsystem initialization. And this is an important change.


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