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NAME

       __dev_get_by_name - find a device by its name

SYNOPSIS

       struct net_device * __dev_get_by_name  (const char * name);

ARGUMENTS

       name   name to find

DESCRIPTION

       Find  an  interface  by  name.  Must  be called under RTNL semaphore or
       dev_base_lock. If the  name  is  found  a  pointer  to  the  device  is
       returned. If the name is not found then NULL is returned. The reference
       counters are not incremented so the caller must be careful with  locks.