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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/2] Fix uevent race in register_netdevice()
From: Kalle Valo <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 17:46:30 +0300

> 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:
> 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.

This doesn't work.

The sysfs file will still be there before the uevent, so any
process can go in there, and see the inconsistent state.

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