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Re: [PATCH] net: meth: Add set_rx_mode hook to fix ICMPv6 neighbor disco

To: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: meth: Add set_rx_mode hook to fix ICMPv6 neighbor discovery
From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@gentoo.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 09:40:24 -0500
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On 12/18/2011 00:19, David Miller wrote:

> From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@gentoo.org>
> Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 23:37:01 -0500
> 
>> MACE Ethernet only ever appears on the SGI O2 systems.
> 
> That has no bearing on my feedback, we simply do not put non-portable
> code like this into the tree at this point.
> 
> Just because this driver has been maintained in an non-portable manner
> up to this point, doesn't mean we continue doing that.


Agreed.  However, I was simply trying to fix a problem that prevents IPv6
from working, not fix every little thing wrong with the code.  While I want
to tackle re-writing the driver to be more in line with existing network
drivers, that's a future project.  I'm still new to driver
development/kernel work in general, so I'm learning here.


Thanks for the feedback, though,

-- 
Joshua Kinard
Gentoo/MIPS
kumba@gentoo.org
4096R/D25D95E3 2011-03-28

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