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Date:	Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:52:44 -0500
From:	wendy xiong <wendyx@...ibm.com>
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Cc:	Mithlesh Thukral <mithlesh@...xen.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	amitkale@...xen.com, netxenproj@...syssoft.com, rob@...xen.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/5] NetXen: Add NETXEN prefix to macros

On Sun, 2007-06-03 at 11:50 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Mithlesh Thukral wrote:
> > NetXen: Add NETXEN prefix to a macro
> > This patch will add the "NETXEN" prefix to "USER_START" macro.
> > 
> > Signed-off by: Wen Xiong <wenxiong@...ibm.com>
> > Signed-off by: Mithlesh Thukral <mithlesh@...xen.com>
> > ---
> > 
> >  drivers/net/netxen/netxen_nic.h         |    4 ++--
> >  drivers/net/netxen/netxen_nic_ethtool.c |    2 +-
> >  drivers/net/netxen/netxen_nic_hw.c      |    4 ++--
> >  drivers/net/netxen/netxen_nic_init.c    |    4 ++--
> >  4 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> 
> Your patch description is useless.  Clearly we know -what- it does, 
> simply by reading the patch.
> 
> But it does not answer the simple question:  why?  why is this needed in 
> a bug fix Release Candidate series?

Hi Jeff,

When we backported netxen driver to 2.6.9 kernel on ppc, we saw the
compile errors for "USER_START". Because there is another definition for
USER_START which is used by arch/ppc64/mm/hash_utils.c and native.c.

So we like to add NETXEN before USER_START in netxen device driver, then
netxen driver can be compiled correctly in 2.6.9 kernel.

Let me know if you any question for this patch.

Thanks,
wendy Xiong



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