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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.5] tulip: change device names

On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Thanks for the effort, that was a quick turnaround :)
> But unfortunately the patch is wrong.
> You need to use an index which counts _tulip_ boards, which implies that
> the index is local to the driver. Currently the only such counter is
> board_idx, which is a variable local to tulip_init_one().

Would you suggest

a) setting it in some global struct (tulip_private etc.)?
b) calling it "eth%d", dev->ifindex?

> I wonder who the heck this patch is from?? Mikael? The "Lightweight
> patch manager" seems neat, but a rather unfriendly person to reply to :)

You keep talking to me. It happens whenever I use sendpatch. I prefer not
to be determined as sender of my patches by grepping the list, but all
responses to patch@etc go to thunder@etc, which is me.

> Regards,
> Jeff

> P.S. A ChangeLog entry (in the patch, or to be cut-n-pasted) is missing
> also.

What do you suggest?

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