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Re: [PATCH] netdev_ops

To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] netdev_ops
From: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 11:24:35 -0700
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@xxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Jeff Garzik wrote:
On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 10:11:04AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:

Also, for the strings (labels) passed back to user space, is there any
documentation for suggested values for these strings?  Even though we
can't be completely type-safe, if there were suggested values in
a comment in the code, it could help a great deal for any code trying to
parse them for multiple different drivers/nics.

The strings represent NIC-specific attributes.

Yes, but surely there is some comonality?  I'm not asking for something
set in stone, but just some general guidelines.  However, I don't feel
too strongly about this, so if it is not worth the time/effort, then
I'll still be happy :)



Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>       <Ben_Greear AT>
President of Candela Technologies Inc

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