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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.