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Date:	Mon, 26 Nov 2007 21:25:47 +0100
From:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...nel.org>
To:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, david-b@...bell.net,
	randy.dunlap@...cle.com, toralf.foerster@....de,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [2.6 patch] ipv4/arp.c:arp_process(): remove bogus #ifdef mess

On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 11:19:26PM +0800, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 04:30:03PM +0000, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Please look at net/ipv4/arp.c:arp_process()
> > > > 
> > > > Am I right that CONFIG_NET_ETHERNET=n and CONFIG_NETDEV_1000=y or 
> > > > CONFIG_NETDEV_10000=y will not be handled correctly there?
> > > > 
> > > > And the best solution is to nuke all #ifdef's in this function and make 
> > > > the code unconditionally available?
> > > 
> > > I think removing those specific ifdefs in arp_process()
> > > is the best option, yes.
> > 
> > Patch below.
> 
> Thanks Adrian.  Patch applied to net-2.6.
> 
> Do we need this for stable too?

Unless I'm misunderstanding the code we currently wrongly ignore 
some ARP packages based on the setting of an unrelated option, so
it seems to be a -stable candidate when it's in Linus' tree.

> Chers,

cu
Adrian

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