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Subject[PATCH v3 0/2] Fix uevent race in register_netdevice()
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I'm trying to fix a race in register_netdevice(). The problem is that
there's a uevent to userspace before the netdevice is ready for use. The
problem is described here:

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15606

I have sent few different ways to fix this, but none of them have been
really usable. Now I came up with a way which changes the driver core
to make it possible send the uevent in a separate call. This is a clean
and safe way to fix the race. Downside is that two new functions are
added to the driver core interface.

Please comment.

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Kalle Valo (2):
driver core: add device_add_noevent() and device_uevent()
net: postpone net device uevent to fix a race


drivers/base/core.c | 76 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
include/linux/device.h | 2 +
net/core/dev.c | 3 ++
net/core/net-sysfs.c | 2 +
4 files changed, 65 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)



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