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    SubjectRe: net: generic netdev_ioaddr

    Pekka Enberg <> writes:

    > Cops already exposes base address and irq as module parameters and yet
    > it calls netdev_boot_setup_check() to check "netdev=" so I assume
    > there's a reason for that. Perhaps something like the (untested) patch
    > below would make more sense?

    IMHO partially: base_addr etc should go from the core (to driver's
    local structs if needed). I think no general netdev-setup thing is
    needed, we have module parameters and library functions.

    No ioctl for such things is needed either.
    /sbin/ifconfig shouldn't mess with hardware data such as I/O address,
    IRQ etc. - it should be a configuration tool for software protocols,
    not for hardware (i.e. as /sbin/ip is).

    My opinion of course.
    Krzysztof Halasa
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