DEV_GET_BY_NAME(9) Network device support DEV_GET_BY_NAME(9)
NAME dev_get_by_name - find a device by its name
SYNOPSIS struct net_device * dev_get_by_name(struct net * net, const char * name);
ARGUMENTS net the applicable net namespace
name name to find
DESCRIPTION Find an interface by name. This can be called from any context and does its own locking. The returned handle has the usage count incremented and the caller must use dev_put to release it when it is no longer needed. NULL is returned if no matching device is found.
COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. May 2011 DEV_GET_BY_NAME(9)