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Re: "eth%d" - net dev name in 2.6?

To: Martin Michlmayr <>
Subject: Re: "eth%d" - net dev name in 2.6?
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 15:59:06 +0100
Cc: Jun Sun <>,,
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On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 02:53:46AM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:

> I have no idea, but I've seen a similar bug report at

This affects drivers/net/ne.c, so I'm adding netdev to the cc list.

Same problem, dereferencing net_device->name before register_netdev().
That's caused by a bit toooo quick and sloopy conversion from
init_etherdev to alloc_etherdev & register_netdev.


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