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Date:	Thu, 30 Aug 2007 22:16:42 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bridge: fix OOPS when bridging device without ethtool

From: Matthew Wilcox <>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 10:48:13 -0600

> On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 08:29:32AM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > Bridge code calls ethtool to get speed. The conversion to using
> > only ethtool_ops broke the case of devices without ethtool_ops.
> > This is a new regression in 2.6.23.
> > 
> > Rearranged the switch to a logical order, and use gcc initializer.
> > 
> > Ps: speed should have been part of the network device structure from
> >     the start rather than burying it in ethtool.
> Feel free to do the conversion ;-)  One of the things I like about the
> ethtool framework is it gives us a way to take stuff out of the drivers
> and put it in the midlayer without disturbing userspace.
> > Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>
> Acked-by: Matthew Wilcox <>

Applied, thanks!
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