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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RFC: fix ethernet device initialization
>>>>> "Jeff" == Jeff Garzik <> writes:

Jeff> People from time to time point out a wart in ethernet
Jeff> initialization: The net_device is allocated and registered to
Jeff> the system in init_etherdev, which is usually one of the first
Jeff> things an ethernet driver probe function does. The net_device's
Jeff> final members are setup at some time between then and the exit
Jeff> of the probe function. There is never a clear point where the
Jeff> net device is available to the system for use.

I don't like the way you declare all the code in obscure macros in

+#define DECLARE_CHG_MTU(suffix,low,high) \
+ static int suffix##_change_mtu(struct net_device *dev, int new_mtu) \

All it does is to make the code harder to read and debug for little/no

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