DEV_GETBYHWADDR(9) Network device support DEV_GETBYHWADDR(9)

NAME dev_getbyhwaddr - find a device by its hardware address

SYNOPSIS struct net_device * dev_getbyhwaddr(struct net * net, unsigned short type, char * ha);

ARGUMENTS net the applicable net namespace

type media type of device

ha hardware address

DESCRIPTION Search for an interface by MAC address. Returns NULL if the device is not found or a pointer to the device. The caller must hold the rtnl semaphore. The returned device has not had its ref count increased and the caller must therefore be careful about locking

BUGS If the API was consistent this would be __dev_get_by_hwaddr

COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. November 2011 DEV_GETBYHWADDR(9)