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Date:	Sat, 16 Dec 2006 11:39:46 -0500
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Ramkrishna Vepa <>
CC:	Ralf Baechle <>,
Subject: Re: [S2IO] De-typedef driver

Ramkrishna Vepa wrote:
>> I stomped over the s2io driver when doing an allyesconfig build for
> IP27
>> where there was a namespace collision between the IP27 code and the
> s2io
>> driver which both use a nic_t.  I decieded both were broken, IP27
> should
>> not export the type and s2io was a totally typedef polluted piece of
> code.
>> So here's the s2io part of the fix.
> [Ram] Agreed this is a problem. Please leave the typedef but change
> nic_t to xframe_t. This will make it unique and is a much simpler
> change.

More simple yes, but not any closer to the Linux kernel (and POSIX) 
preferred style.

Most kernel devs' brains work better after applying Ralf's patch...


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