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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.9 2/2] net: loopback: use NET_NAME_PREDICTABLE for name_assign_type
Hi!

> From: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>
>
> [ Upstream commit 31d929de5a112ee1b977a89c57de74710894bbbf ]
>
> When the name_assign_type attribute was introduced (commit
> 685343fc3ba6, "net: add name_assign_type netdev attribute"), the
> loopback device was explicitly mentioned as one which would make use
> of NET_NAME_PREDICTABLE:
>
> The name_assign_type attribute gives hints where the interface name of a
> given net-device comes from. These values are currently defined:
> ...
> NET_NAME_PREDICTABLE:
> The ifname has been assigned by the kernel in a predictable way
> that is guaranteed to avoid reuse and always be the same for a
> given device. Examples include statically created devices like
> the loopback device [...]
>
> Switch to that so that reading /sys/class/net/lo/name_assign_type
> produces something sensible instead of returning -EINVAL.

This was already part of the previous autosel:

Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2022 04:51:42 -0500
From: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.9 3/3] net: loopback: use NET_NAME_PREDICTABLE for name_assign_type
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From: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>

[ Upstream commit 31d929de5a112ee1b977a89c57de74710894bbbf ]

Best regards,

Pavel
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