|To:||"David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>|
|Subject:||Re: [PATCH] netdev_ops|
|From:||Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 10 Jul 2003 20:53:00 -0400|
|Cc:||scott.feldman@xxxxxxxxx, willy@xxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx|
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David S. Miller wrote:
From: "Feldman, Scott" <scott.feldman@xxxxxxxxx> Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 01:18:50 -0700With HAVE_NETDEV_OPS, you're right, we're maintaining the wrappercode outside the kernel. But, it does leave the possibility of having a shared backwards compatibility code for multiple (all?)drivers for those stuck with supporting kernels without netdev_ops. And precisely I am showing you how all this backwards compatstuff is going to hurt you. You can never truly take advantage of things that eliminate duplicated code in all the drivers, and this netdev_ops case is a great example.
Actually there is a solution that IMO will make everybody happy. Lemme finish writing up my comments to Matthew...
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