[Bridge] [PATCH 1/3] net: introduce a list of device addresses dev_addr_list

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Wed Apr 15 02:21:31 PDT 2009


From: Jiri Pirko <jpirko at redhat.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:32:24 +0200

> This patch introduces a new list in struct net_device and brings a set of
> functions to handle the work with device address list. The list is a replacement
> for the original dev_addr field and because in some situations there is need to
> carry several device addresses with the net device. To be backward compatible,
> dev_addr is made to point to the first member of the list so original drivers
> sees no difference.
> 
> Note: patch adding list_first_entry_rcu (currently in Ingo's tip tree) needed.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <jpirko at redhat.com>

Jiri, please add some distinguishing text to your subject lines when
you post fixed up version of patches.  Like "v2" or something like
that, and make a note under the commit message of the changes you've
made from the previous version.

Otherwise I think it's a dup (because I get a thousand copies anyways)
and will just delete it both in my inbox and on patchwork.

Thanks.


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