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Date:	Sat, 24 Jul 2010 20:50:29 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] sysfs: add attribute to indicate hw address
 assignment type

From: Stefan Assmann <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:47:40 +0200

> On 22.07.2010 16:07, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 14:50 +0200, Stefan Assmann wrote:
>>> On 21.07.2010 15:54, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 10:10 +0200, Stefan Assmann wrote:
>>>>> I put Alex' idea into code for further discussion, keeping the names
>>>>> mentioned here until we agree on the scope of this attribute. When we
>>>>> have settled I'll post a patch with proper patch description.
>>>> [...]
>>>> Just a little nitpick: I think it would be clearer to use a more
>>>> specific term like 'address source' or 'address assignment type' rather
>>>> than 'address type'.
>>> Here's a proposal for the final patch.
>> Looks good, but...
>> ...why '|=' and not '='?
> The intention is to use addr_assign_type as a bit field.
> Okay it it might not make too much sense to 'steal' a random MAC
> address but in case we add more types later it might get useful.

I think the patch is good enough to go into net-next-2.6 as-is, anything
remaining is a refinement or one sort or another.

So applied to net-next-2.6, thanks.
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