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SubjectRe: bug in /net/core/dev.c writes:
> This is a cure the syntom not the problem, build order shouldn't mess up
> something this simple.

The refcounting issue you've described is a bug, and so is
initializing a network device before net_dev_init() has been invoked.
These two things are equally buggy.

Build order does mess up things this simple, look at the comments at
the top of drivers/scsi/Makefile if you don't believe me :-)

David S. Miller
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