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NAME

       dev_get_by_index - find a device by its ifindex

SYNOPSIS

       struct net_device * dev_get_by_index  (int ifindex);

ARGUMENTS

       ifindex
              index of device

DESCRIPTION

       Search  for  an  interface  by index. Returns NULL if the device is not
       found or a pointer to  the  device.  The  device  returned  has  had  a
       reference added and the pointer is safe until the user calls dev_put to
       indicate they have finished with it.