Re: [RFC][PATCH 8/9] 3c59x driver conversion

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 02:27:57 EST

David Miller wrote:
From: Daniel Phillips <phillips@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 22:51:20 -0700

Elaborate please. Do you think that all drivers should be updated to
fix the broken blockdev semantics, making NETIF_F_MEMALLOC redundant?
If so, I trust you will help audit for it?

I think he's saying that he doesn't think your code is yet a
reasonable way to solve the problem, and therefore doesn't belong

Pretty much. It is completely non-sensical to add NETIF_F_MEMALLOC, when it should be blindingly obvious that every net driver will be allocating memory, and every net driver could potentially be used with NBD and similar situations.


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