netif_dormant_on (9) - Linux Man Pages
netif_dormant_on: mark device as dormant.
netif_dormant_on - mark device as dormant.
void netif_dormant_on(struct net_device
- network device
Mark device as dormant (as per RFC2863).
The dormant state indicates that the relevant interface is not actually in a condition to pass packets (i.e., it is not 'up') but is in a "pending" state, waiting for some external event. For "on- demand" interfaces, this new state identifies the situation where the interface is waiting for events to place it in the up state.