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Date:	Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:23:06 +0200
From:	Johannes Berg <>
To:	Tom Gundersen <>
Cc:	netdev <>,
	David Miller <>,
	LKML <>,
	John Linville <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v9 2/9] net: nl80211 - make
 rdev_add_virtual_intf take name_assign_type

On Thu, 2014-07-17 at 11:16 +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:

> >>  static struct wireless_dev *ath6kl_cfg80211_add_iface(struct wiphy *wiphy,
> >>                                                     const char *name,
> >> +                                                   unsigned char name_assign_type,
> >
> > unsigned char for an enum is really odd.
> Hm, this was based on the addr_assign_type attribute, which also is an
> unsigned char (and serves a very similar purpose).
> Out of interest, what would you have preferred (and why)?

Even if it eventually ends up being assigned to a u8 or something, it
seems passing it around as an enum makes the interfaces better?


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