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Date:	Tue, 3 Jul 2007 15:01:24 -0700
From:	"Ayyappan Veeraiyan" <>
To:	"Christoph Hellwig" <>,
	"Stephen Hemminger" <>
Cc:	"Jeff Garzik" <>,,
	"Kok, Auke-jan H" <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ixgbe: Introduce new 10GbE driver for Intel 82598 based PCI Express adapters...

On 7/2/07, Veeraiyan, Ayyappan <> wrote:
> On 7/2/07, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:

> The submitted driver code supports single queue version in case of MSIX
> allocation failures... As I said in the other mail, I feel, restricting
> to single Rx queue in NAPI mode is better approach till Stephen's and
> DaveM' work of separating NAPI from netdevice is done..
> > Lots of drivers where the interface name is assigned after request_irq
> > just use an internal name, e.g. ixgbeX in the case of this driver.
> >

Actually looking closer, we don't need to worry about interface name
change after request_irq. This driver calls request_irq only on
interface up. If interface is up, kernel (dev.c) doesn't allow the
name change. So it is a non-issue for this driver.

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