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NAME

       dev_getbyhwaddr - find a device by its hardware address

SYNOPSIS

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

ARGUMENTS

       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