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Date:	Fri, 23 Nov 2007 21:26:32 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To:	Daniel Drake <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] add compare_ether_addr_unaligned

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 12:09:22AM +0000, Daniel Drake wrote:
> David Miller found a problem in a wireless driver where I was using
> compare_ether_addr() on potentially unaligned data. Document that
> compare_ether_addr() is not safe for use everywhere, and add an equivalent
> function that works regardless of alignment.
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Drake <>

Patch applied to net-2.6.  Thanks.

I presume there will be some follow-on work to use this function?

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