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SubjectWhat is the best way for multiple net_devices
Is there a standard way to make multiple copies of a network device?

For things like the bonding/ipip/ip_gre and others they seem to expect
insmod -o copy1 module.o
insmod -o copy2 module.o

It seems to me that this will waste space creating copies of all the
static data.

Then there are things like ipsec that create a few static net_dev
structures, but I have no idea how they deal with more entries.
They probably don't.

The PCI drivers seem to be pretty clean with init_one type functions.

Is there anything similar for generic hardware-less network devices.

I would hate to have write an ioctl to create a new device without
loading a module twice.

Andrew May
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