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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fixed pcnet32 multicast listen on big endian
Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Feb 2003, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>
>>On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Marcus Meissner wrote:
>>
>>>This fixes multicast listen for pcnet32 on at least powerpc and powerpc64
>>>kernels.
>>>
>>>The mcast_table is in memory referenced by the card and so it needs
>>>to be accessed in little endian mode.
>>>
>>>Ciao, Marcus
>>>
>>>--- linux-2.4.19/drivers/net/pcnet32.c.be 2003-02-05 07:59:27.000000000 +0100
>>>+++ linux-2.4.19/drivers/net/pcnet32.c 2003-02-05 08:00:22.000000000 +0100
>>>@@ -1534,7 +1534,9 @@
>>>
>>> crc = ether_crc_le(6, addrs);
>>> crc = crc >> 26;
>>>- mcast_table [crc >> 4] |= 1 << (crc & 0xf);
>>>+ mcast_table [crc >> 4] = le16_to_cpu(
>>
>> ^^^^^^^^^^^
>>
>>>+ le16_to_cpu(mcast_table [crc >> 4]) | (1 << (crc & 0xf))
>>>+ );
>>
>>Shouldn't the first conversion be `cpu_to_le16'?
>
>
> Ugh, a quick grep shows that this driver _always_ uses `le*_to_cpu()' to
> convert from CPU to little endian.

Cosmetically you are correct, and I prefer it to be changed eventually.

However programatically, it has no effect, because those cpu_to_foo and
foo_to_cpu functions either swap, or they don't. Direction doesn't
matter terribly much :)

Jeff



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