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SubjectRE: ioctl call for network device
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> struct ifreq has a member called ifr_data. It is a pointer. You can
> put a pointer to any of your data, including the most complex structure
> you might envision, in that area. This allows you to pass anything
> to and from your module. This pointer can be properly dereferenced
> in kernel space but you should use copy_to/from_user and friends so a
> user-space coding bug won't panic the kernel.

How about a linked list ?
Will the driver be able to follow the list where each node was dynamically
allocated by the application ?
Is there a size limit on the buffer ifr_data points to ? (AFAIK, Windows
NDIS drivers limit to 1 page buffer =4096 bytes).


Thanks,

Shmulik Hen
Linux Advanced Networking Services
Intel Network Communications Group

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