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SubjectRe: [PATCHv3] drivers/net/usb: Add new driver ipheth
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On Fri, 2010-04-02 at 19:15 +0200, "L. Alberto Giménez" wrote:
> On 04/01/2010 01:18 AM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-03-31 at 21:42 +0200, L. Alberto Giménez wrote:
> > [...]
> >> --- /dev/null
> >> +++ b/drivers/net/usb/ipheth.c
> > [...]
>
> Hi Ben,
>
> Upstream has fixed several errors pointed out by you and Oliver (thanks
> for that), but some of them are still pending.
>
> I will send patches on top of my last driver submission (if the proper
> way would be resubmit the whole code, please tell me. Anyway I need to
> clarify some doubts...

Since David Miller has not merged your original patch, you should send a
single new patch with the changes incorporated.

> >> + usb_fill_bulk_urb(dev->tx_urb, udev,
> >> + usb_sndbulkpipe(udev, dev->bulk_out),
> >> + dev->tx_buf, IPHETH_BUF_SIZE,
> >> + ipheth_sndbulk_callback,
> >> + dev);
> >> + dev->tx_urb->transfer_flags |= URB_NO_TRANSFER_DMA_MAP;
> >> +
> >> + retval = usb_submit_urb(dev->tx_urb, GFP_ATOMIC);
> >> + if (retval) {
> >> + err("%s: usb_submit_urb: %d", __func__, retval);
> >> + dev->stats.tx_errors++;
> >> + dev_kfree_skb_irq(skb);
> >> + } else {
> >> + net->trans_start = jiffies;
> >
> > No longer needed.
>
> What is not longer needed? The assignment, the whole "else" branch? If
> the assignment is what is not needed, can I just remove that line, right?

The assignment is not needed.

> > [...]
> >> +#ifdef HAVE_NET_DEVICE_OPS
> >> +static const struct net_device_ops ipheth_netdev_ops = {
> >> + .ndo_open = &ipheth_open,
> >> + .ndo_stop = &ipheth_close,
> >> + .ndo_start_xmit = &ipheth_tx,
> >> + .ndo_tx_timeout = &ipheth_tx_timeout,
> >> + .ndo_get_stats = &ipheth_stats,
> >> +};
> >> +#endif
> >
> > Remove the #ifdef, there is no question whether we have net_device_ops.
>
> Ok, I will just remove both #ifdefs, but why is that? Maybe in previous
> versions of the kernel the net_device_ops struct was introduced and now
> it's present no matter how you configure your kernel?
[...]

Correct, it is now mandatory.

Ben.

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