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Date:	Wed, 18 Jul 2007 02:11:07 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] [net/core] move dev_mc_discard from dev_mcast.c to

From: Denis Cheng <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 10:41:03 +0800

> Because this function is only called by unregister_netdevice,
> this moving could make this non-global function static,
> and also remove its declaration in netdevice.h;
> Any further, function __dev_addr_discard is also just called by
> dev_mc_discard and dev_unicast_discard, keeping this two functions
> both in one c file could make __dev_addr_discard also static
> and remove its declaration in netdevice.h;
> Futhermore, the sequential call to dev_unicast_discard and then
> dev_mc_discard in unregister_netdevice have a similar mechanism that:
> (netif_tx_lock_bh / __dev_addr_discard / netif_tx_unlock_bh),
> they should merged into one to eliminate duplicates in acquiring and
> releasing the dev->_xmit_lock, this would be done in my following patch.
> Signed-off-by: Denis Cheng <>

Patch applied, thanks.
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