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Re: [PATCH] Fix/Rewrite of the mipsnet driver

To: Thiemo Seufer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix/Rewrite of the mipsnet driver
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 00:25:17 +0000
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On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 04:38:46AM +0000, Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> Hello All,
> currently the mipsnet driver fails after transmitting a number of
> packages because SKBs are allocated but never freed. I fixed that
> and coudn't refrain from removing the most egregious warts.
> - mipsnet.h folded into mipsnet.c, as it doesn't provide any
>   useful external interface.
> - Free SKB after transmission.
> - Call free_irq in mipsnet_close, to balance the request_irq in
>   mipsnet_open.
> - Removed duplicate read of rxDataCount.
> - Some identifiers are now less verbose.
> - Removed dead and/or unnecessarily complex code.
> - Code formatting fixes.
> Tested on Qemu's mipssim emulation, with this patch it can boot a
> Debian NFSroot.

The patch does no longer apply to a recent tree, can you respin it?


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