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SubjectRe: net_device list in kernel
Em Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 12:14:18PM -0700, escreveu:
> Hi,
> I have one doubt.
> There is a list of the devices(net_device{} structures) maintained in kernel which has all the interfaces initialised by that time. This list is refrenced by dev_base variable.
> I need following info
> 1) does kernel maintain a global variable which keeps the count of net_device{} in above list?

not that I'm aware

> 2) Is this list modified(net_device{} added or deleted ) once it's initialised at boot time?

Yes, think about loading a module for a network card, it will add one entry
(or more in some cases) to this list, or think about net aliases. Look at
register_netdevice in net/core/dev.c

- Arnaldo
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