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Date:	Wed, 25 Jul 2007 10:10:01 +0530
From:	Krishna Kumar2 <krkumar2@...ibm.com>
To:	Krishna Kumar2 <krkumar2@...ibm.com>
Cc:	davem@...emloft.net, gaagaan@...il.com,
	general@...ts.openfabrics.org, hadi@...erus.ca,
	herbert@...dor.apana.org.au, jagana@...ibm.com, jeff@...zik.org,
	johnpol@....mipt.ru, Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>,
	kumarkr@...ux.ibm.com, mcarlson@...adcom.com, mchan@...adcom.com,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com,
	rdreier@...co.com, rick.jones2@...com, Robert.Olsson@...a.slu.se,
	sri@...ibm.com, tgraf@...g.ch, xma@...ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/12 -Rev2] Changes to netdevice.h

Hi Patrick,

Krishna Kumar2/India/IBM wrote on 07/23/2007 08:27:53 AM:

> Hi Patrick,
>
> Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net> wrote on 07/22/2007 10:36:51 PM:
>
> > Krishna Kumar wrote:
> > > @@ -472,6 +474,9 @@ struct net_device
> > >     void         *priv;   /* pointer to private data   */
> > >     int         (*hard_start_xmit) (struct sk_buff *skb,
> > >                        struct net_device *dev);
> > > +   int         (*hard_start_xmit_batch) (struct net_device
> > > +                       *dev);
> > > +
> >
> >
> > Os this function really needed? Can't you just call hard_start_xmit
with
> > a NULL skb and have the driver use dev->blist?

> Probably not. I will see how to do it this way and get back to you.

I think this is a good idea and makes code everywhere simpler. I
will try this change and test to make sure it doesn't have any
negative impact. Will mostly send out rev3 tomorrow.

Thanks,

- KK

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