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Re: question about drivers/net/ethernet/sgi

To: Julia Lawall <>
Subject: Re: question about drivers/net/ethernet/sgi
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:16:17 +0200
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On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 05:43:32PM +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:

> The files in drivers/net/ethernet/sgi (meth.c and ioc3-eth.c) both use
> alloc_skb.  Is there a reason why they do not use netdev_alloc_skb, like
> most other ethernet drivers?

netdev_alloc_skb is such newfangled (2.6.19) interface - and both of these
drivers date back to the 2.3 days.  So the answer is, nobody bothered so


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