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Re: [PATCH]: r8169: Expose hardware stats via ethtool

To: Francois Romieu <romieu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: r8169: Expose hardware stats via ethtool
From: Richard Dawe <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 22:53:42 +0000
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>, Jon Mason <jdmason@xxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Thanks for reviewing, Francois, Jon & Jeff!

Francois Romieu wrote:
Btw I'd simply remove the 'work' variable and schedule in an interruptible
way until the dump is done.

OK, that will take me a bit longer to code. ;)

BUG() is a bit exagerated imho.

It seems like a pretty good way of avoiding a buffer overrun to me. E.g.: you copy an extra statistic in rtl8169_get_ethtool_stats(), but forget to update the stats length. Is it not better to crash early, than encounter random behaviour later?

I can put an #ifdef RTL8169_DEBUG / #endif around it, if you'd be happier.

Thanks, bye, Rich =]

Richard Dawe [ ]

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