Re: [PATCH 1/1] staging: hv: Fix missing functions fornet_device_ops (resubmit)

From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Aug 02 2010 - 21:31:31 EST

On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 05:46:01PM +0000, Haiyang Zhang wrote:
> From: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: staging: hv: Fix missing functions for net_device_ops
> Unlike in older kernels, ether_setup() no longer sets default

Why put the subject in the body of the email? This forces me to edit it
again :(

> functions. We need to put them into net_device_ops. For example,
> eth_change_mtu prevents setting MTU beyond 1500. This is necessary
> because we don't support jumbo frame at this time.

What does this mean? Is it a bug? Just not going as fast as possible?
Something else?

> It affects kernel 2.6.32 and later, which are all versions
> containing Hyper-V drivers.

So is this fixing a bug that needs to be backported to these older
kernels (i.e. the staging tree?) Is this something that is causing
people problems?

Third time's a charm?


greg k-h
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