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    SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc4-mm2: Assigning IP address fails
    On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 03:06:53PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > I'm not able to bring an ethernet interface down and back up again
    > > with this if avahi-autoipd is installed on my Ubuntu boxes. I've seen
    > > it on three different computers with different NIC hardware.

    Sorry, it was my patch. This patch should fix it.

    [IPV4]: Do not remove idev when addresses are cleared

    Now that we create idev before addresses are added, it no longer makes
    sense to remove them when addresses are all deleted.

    Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

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    diff --git a/net/ipv4/devinet.c b/net/ipv4/devinet.c
    index 354e800..0cf813f 100644
    --- a/net/ipv4/devinet.c
    +++ b/net/ipv4/devinet.c
    @@ -327,12 +327,8 @@ static void __inet_del_ifa(struct in_device *in_dev, struct in_ifaddr **ifap,

    - if (destroy) {
    + if (destroy)
    - if (!in_dev->ifa_list)
    - inetdev_destroy(in_dev);
    - }

    static void inet_del_ifa(struct in_device *in_dev, struct in_ifaddr **ifap,
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