[PATCH] net: don't unnecessarily load kernel modules in dev_ioctl()

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Thu Mar 8 17:34:40 UTC 2018

From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 15:59:20 -0800

> Actually dev_load by ethernet name is really a legacy thing that
> should just die,
> It was kept around so that some very tunnel configuration using special names.
> 	# ifconfig sit0
> which probably several web pages still tell users to do...
> We have much better control now with ip commands so that this is just
> baggage.

As you say, some people use this stuff, so we really can't break
it at this point.
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