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Date:	Mon, 02 Jul 2007 20:11:36 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	"Kok, Auke" <>
CC:	Michael Buesch <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	"Veeraiyan, Ayyappan" <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ixgbe: Introduce new 10GbE driver for Intel 82598 based
 PCI Express adapters...

Kok, Auke wrote:
> but let's stay constructive here:
> ~/git/linux-2.6 $ grep -r 'unsigned int.*:1;' * | wc -l
> 748
> Is anyone going to fix those? If we don't, someone will certainly again 
> submit patches to add more of these bitfields, after all, some very 
> prominent parts of the kernel still use them. Only recently for instance 
> mac80211 merged like 30 of these.... and drivers/net, include etc.. 
> certainly has a lot of these.

There is a lot of crap in the kernel.  Just look at all the grotty SCSI 
or char drivers, for example.  The first task is to avoid adding more 
crap :)


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