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Subject[PATCH 0/7] net: core: devname allocation cleanups
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It's somewhat confusing to have both dev_alloc_name and
dev_get_valid_name. I can't see why the former is less strict than the
latter, so make them (or rather dev_alloc_name_ns and
dev_get_valid_name) equivalent, hardening dev_alloc_name() a little.

Obvious follow-up patches would be to only export one function, and
make dev_alloc_name a static inline wrapper for that (whichever name
is chosen for the exported interface). But maybe there is a good
reason the two exported interfaces do different checking, so I'll
refrain from including the trivial but tree-wide renaming in this
series.

Rasmus Villemoes (7):
net: core: improve sanity checking in __dev_alloc_name
net: core: move dev_alloc_name_ns a little higher
net: core: eliminate dev_alloc_name{,_ns} code duplication
net: core: drop pointless check in __dev_alloc_name
net: core: check dev_valid_name in __dev_alloc_name
net: core: maybe return -EEXIST in __dev_alloc_name
net: core: dev_get_valid_name is now the same as dev_alloc_name_ns

net/core/dev.c | 62 +++++++++++++++++++++-------------------------------------
1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 40 deletions(-)

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2.11.0

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