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Date:	Sat, 24 May 2008 12:04:29 +0200
From:	Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
To:	glenn_engel@...lent.com
Cc:	jgarzik@...ox.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: natsemi.c ioctl fix or mii register access

(please don't top post and quote only the relevant parts)

glenn_engel@...lent.com <glenn_engel@...lent.com> :
[...]
> I suppose this copy could be done in dev.c for these ioctls but it would
> also need to tweak the ifru_data field to point to local storage
> before/after the ioctl calls.  Perhaps this was the original intent and
> was not noticed since ethtool doesn't use these ioctls. I just assumed
> the natsemi driver was the odd duck but perhaps none of them work with
> these ioctls at this point.

The type-casting is a bit confusing at times but these ioctls work rather
well in real life, with mii-tool for instance.

-- 
Ueimor
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