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

To: Richard Dawe <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: r8169: Expose hardware stats via ethtool
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 17:59:45 -0500
Cc: Francois Romieu <romieu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jon Mason <jdmason@xxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Richard Dawe wrote:
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?

Yeah, that's why the BUG() is present in 8139cp: force an oops rather than continue corrupting memory, if the programmer made an error.


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