DEV_CLOSE(9) Network device support DEV_CLOSE(9)

NAME dev_close - shutdown an interface.

SYNOPSIS int dev_close(struct net_device * dev);

ARGUMENTS dev device to shutdown

DESCRIPTION This function moves an active device into down state. A NETDEV_GOING_DOWN is sent to the netdev notifier chain. The device is then deactivated and finally a NETDEV_DOWN is sent to the notifier chain.

COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. June 2012 DEV_CLOSE(9)