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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] increase MAX_ADDR_LEN
>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <> 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?

Roland <>
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