Commit ae33bc40 authored by Committed by David S. MillerBrowse files
net: Guaranetee the proper ordering of the loopback device.
I was recently hunting a bug that occurred in network namespace cleanup. In looking at the code it became apparrent that we have and will continue to have cases where if we have anything going on in a network namespace there will be assumptions that the loopback device is present. Things like sending igmp unsubscribe messages when we bring down network devices invokes the routing code which assumes that at least the loopback driver is present. Therefore to avoid magic initcall ordering hackery that is hard to follow and hard to get right insert a call to register the loopback device directly from net_dev_init(). This guarantes that the loopback device is the first device registered and the last network device to go away. Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>