#101 User-accessible types for ethtool.h header

closed-rejected
None
5
2004-04-09
2004-03-02
E
No

Jeff, et. al.,

Attached is a patch to ethtool-1.8 that changes the
application and ethtool-copy.h to use appropriate,
userspace-accessible data types rather than fooling
around with typedefs (__u8 and friends, rather than u8
and friends + typedefs). I'm not sure why this hasn't
been done previously-- if there is a good reason for
the way they are, it eludes me.

If this patch is accepted, the kernel ethtool.h should
change likewise. My motivation for the patch is to
allow a userspace program to cleanly call ethtool
ioctls without the typedef'ing used in ethtool-util.h.

Thanks-- any feedback accepted.

E

Discussion

  • E

    E - 2004-03-02
     
  • Jeff Garzik

    Jeff Garzik - 2004-04-09
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Jeff Garzik

    Jeff Garzik - 2004-04-09
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jgarzik
    • status: closed --> closed-rejected
     

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