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Subject[patch] 2.3.99-pre3-3: dev_alloc_name
Part of the ether= problem is that the "eth%d" strings are all merged, and
get overwritten by dev_alloc_name. Here's the trivial fix for that.

Tim.
*/

--- linux/net/core/dev.c.orig Mon Mar 20 22:20:58 2000
+++ linux/net/core/dev.c Mon Mar 20 22:25:14 2000
@@ -343,6 +343,20 @@
}

/*
+ * Yes, this really is implemented privately for the nth
+ * time in the kernel.
+ */
+
+static char *strdup (const char *str)
+{
+ int n = strlen (str) + 1;
+ char *s = kmalloc (n, GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (s)
+ strcpy (s, str);
+ return s;
+}
+
+/*
* Passed a format string - eg "lt%d" it will try and find a suitable
* id. Not efficient for many devices, not called a lot..
*/
@@ -358,7 +372,7 @@
for (i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
sprintf(buf,name,i);
if (__dev_get_by_name(buf) == NULL) {
- strcpy(dev->name, buf);
+ dev->name = strdup (buf);
return i;
}
}

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