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

Daniel Lezcano dlezcano at meiosys.com
Fri Aug 24 09:44:35 PDT 2007


Denis V. Lunev wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Regards,
>     Den
> 

Thanks Denis to point that.

	-- Daniel



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