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Date:	Mon, 19 May 2008 17:24:06 +0100
From:	Catalin Marinas <>
To:	Steve Glendinning <>
	Bahadir Balban <>,
	Dustin Mcintire <>,
	Bill Gatliff <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] SMSC LAN911x and LAN921x vendor driver

On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 13:34 +0100, Steve Glendinning wrote:
> Attached is a driver for SMSC's LAN911x and LAN921x families of embedded
> ethernet controllers.
>  drivers/net/Kconfig    |   13 +
>  drivers/net/Makefile   |    1 +
>  drivers/net/smsc911x.c | 2285 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  drivers/net/smsc911x.h |  389 ++++++++

Maybe you should patch the MAINTAINERS file as well since it's not clear
from the file header who is maintaining it.

> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/net/smsc911x.h
> +/* platform_device configuration data, should be assigned to
> + * the platform_device's dev.platform_data */
> +struct smsc911x_platform_config {
> +	unsigned int irq_polarity;
> +	unsigned int irq_type;
> +};

BTW, how could this structure be used in the platform specific code
(arch/arm/mach-*/* in my case)? This header file cannot be included
since it is not under the include/ directory and redefining the
structure for each platform is prone to errors (and too much
duplication). I can see other drivers place a header file (maybe only
containing the structure definition) in include/linux/ or include/asm-*/
(the latter if it is specific to only one architecture which I don't
think it is the case here). 


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