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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] increase MAX_ADDR_LEN
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    >>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:

    >>>>> On Mon, 2002-11-11 at 23:38, David S. Miller wrote:

    Dave> So how are apps able to specify such larger hw addresses to
    Dave> configure a driver if IFHWADDRLEN is still 6?

    Dave> I'm not going to increase MAX_ADDR_LEN if there is no user
    Dave> ABI capable of configuring such larger addresses properly.

    Alan> The kernel just ignores it. We support multiple devices with
    Alan> larger address lengths. Its mostly a legacy constant

    What drivers in the kernel are there with address length more than
    MAX_ADDR_LEN? What do they put dev->addr_len and dev->dev_addr?

    Thanks,
    Roland <roland@topspin.com>
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