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Date:	Sun, 15 Jul 2007 11:36:04 +0200
From:	Michael Buesch <>
Cc:	Jeff Garzik <>, LKML <>,, Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] Blackfin ethernet driver: on chip ethernet MAC controller driver

On Sunday 15 July 2007 11:16:56 Bryan Wu wrote:
> In current Blackfin DMA allocation/free, the return value from 
> bfin_mac_alloc() is used as the dma_handle, here it is the
> tx_desc/rx_desc. 
> The "dma_handle" is useless in the following code.

I think a comment has to be added, at least, as it's very confusing.

> This is some magic code for PHY ID. In the future, we will rewrite some
> code based on kernel phy abstraction layer to support more phy device.

Ok, nice idea.

> > Unwind the allocations above, if registering fails.
> > 
> In fact, it is safe. Because if registering fails, bf537mac_probe will
> return none zero to bfin_mac_probe which will do free_netdev.

Hm, weren't there some DMA allocations, too? Are they free'd properly?

Greetings Michael.
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