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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] ieee802154: add documentation about our stack
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On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 6:25 PM, Marcel Holtmann<marcel@holtmann.org> wrote:
>> Hmm. AX.25, AppleTalk, CAN, DecNet, most of other procotols sitting inside
>> Linux kernel do use net_device structure, why should we differ?
>
> Don't know about CAN since I never looked deep enough into it. However
> for the other, they do transport some sort of networking packets over
> it. So my point is as long as I can use ifconfig of ip to set an address
> on these interfaces and route them it makes sense to. Just to reuse
> net_device because it is convenient for a control interface sounds wrong
> to me. The IrDA stuff is one big example of this.
>

ieee802154 does actually transport networking packets. It is
networking and not just another peer-to-peer interface, so I guess it
shall be implemented as a network.

Kind regards,
Maxim


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