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Date:	Tue, 19 Feb 2008 19:02:12 -0600
From:	Jay Cliburn <>
To:	"Subbu Seetharaman" <>
Subject: Re: [PATHCH 1/16]  ServerEngines 10Gb NIC driver

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 10:00:51 -0800
"Subbu Seetharaman" <> wrote:

> I have one question about bit fields. Several of  
> headers in the common code are  generated by  
> srcgen from f/w source files.  Some of the  structures 
> in these headers  have bit fields (with separate definitions 
> for little endian and big endian hosts).  Are these un-acceptable 
> in Linux driver submissions ?

The netdev maintainer, Jeff Garzik (to whom you should submit your
driver), frowns upon the use of bitfields, and for good reason.  See,
for example,

You should avoid them if at all possible.
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