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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] smsc95xx: add FLAG_POINTTOPOINT flag for driver_info
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    On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 16:40 +0800, Xiao Jiang wrote:
    > Ben Hutchings wrote:
    > > On Wed, 2012-05-16 at 16:01 +0800, jgq516@gmail.com wrote:
    > >
    > >> From: Xiao Jiang <jgq516@gmail.com>
    > >>
    > >> commit c26134 introduced FLAG_POINTTOPOINT flag for USB ethernet devices
    > >> which possibly use "usb%d" names, add this flag to make sure pandaboard
    > >> can mount nfs with smsc95xx NIC.
    > >>
    > >
    > > These are normal Ethernet interfaces, whereas FLAG_POINTTOPOINT is for
    > > devices that use non-standard short physical links.
    > >
    > >
    > This flag is used by some usb NICs, I amn't familiar with those cards
    > perhaps those are
    > non-standard short physical links as you said.
    > But smsc95xx seems need this flag to use "usb%d" name,

    But this is a regular Ethernet interface and should be named
    accordingly.

    > at least my
    > pandaboard can't
    > mount nfs with eth0 name, is there other ways to avoid nfs issue with
    > keep smsc95xx's
    > name unchange? thanks.
    [...]

    I don't know what this NFS issue is, but I don't see how this can be the
    correct solution.

    Ben.

    --
    Ben Hutchings
    Every program is either trivial or else contains at least one bug
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