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Re: [PATCH] Move eth_mac_addr and eth_change_mtu

To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Move eth_mac_addr and eth_change_mtu
From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 22:56:39 +0100
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@xxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 05:17:03PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> >On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 04:57:21PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >
> >>Well, I don't see/understand this next-stage, so elaboration would be 
> >>nice.  As-is, I do not support merging this patch.
> >
> >
> >It's the next stage you're calling for -- move these functions:
> >
> >        dev->change_mtu         = eth_change_mtu;
> >        dev->hard_header        = eth_header;
> >        dev->rebuild_header     = eth_rebuild_header;
> >        dev->set_mac_address    = eth_mac_addr;
> >        dev->hard_header_cache  = eth_header_cache;
> >        dev->header_cache_update= eth_header_cache_update;
> >        dev->hard_header_parse  = eth_header_parse;
> >
> >into netdev_ops.  Which means each driver will need to see them.
> Drivers don't need to see them now, they shouldn't need to see them 
> after netdev_ops.
> It's hidden by ether_setup.

Umm.  Technically, yes.  Seems a bit ugly to assign to the netdev_ops
struct which is shared between the devices.  Won't _break_ anything
(unless some crazed person has a driver which drives the ethernet and
token ring versions of the same chip ;-)

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