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Date:	Fri, 05 Sep 2008 11:21:34 +0800
From:	Wang Chen <>
To:	"David S. Miller" <>
CC:	Jeff Garzik <>, NETDEV <>
Subject: [PATCH 10/18] netdevice ppp: Convert directly reference of netdev->priv
 to netdev->ml_priv

We have some reasons to kill netdev->priv:
1. netdev->priv is equal to netdev_priv().
2. netdev_priv() wraps the calculation of netdev->priv's offset, obviously
   netdev_priv() is more flexible than netdev->priv.
But we cann't kill netdev->priv, because so many drivers reference to it

OK, becasue Dave S. Miller said, "every direct netdev->priv usage is a bug",
and I want to kill netdev->priv later, I decided to convert all the direct
reference of netdev->priv first.

Different to readonly reference of netdev->priv, in this driver, netdev->priv
was changed. I use netdev->ml_priv to replace netdev->priv.

Signed-off-by: Wang Chen <>
 drivers/net/ppp_generic.c |    6 +++---
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ppp_generic.c b/drivers/net/ppp_generic.c
index ddccc07..7d41fbd 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ppp_generic.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ppp_generic.c
@@ -886,7 +886,7 @@ out_chrdev:
 static int
 ppp_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
-	struct ppp *ppp = (struct ppp *) dev->priv;
+	struct ppp *ppp = dev->ml_priv;
 	int npi, proto;
 	unsigned char *pp;
@@ -931,7 +931,7 @@ ppp_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
 static int
 ppp_net_ioctl(struct net_device *dev, struct ifreq *ifr, int cmd)
-	struct ppp *ppp = dev->priv;
+	struct ppp *ppp = dev->ml_priv;
 	int err = -EFAULT;
 	void __user *addr = (void __user *) ifr->ifr_ifru.ifru_data;
 	struct ppp_stats stats;
@@ -2435,7 +2435,7 @@ ppp_create_interface(int unit, int *retp)
 	ppp->dev = dev;
-	dev->priv = ppp;
+	dev->ml_priv = ppp;
 	dev->hard_start_xmit = ppp_start_xmit;
 	dev->do_ioctl = ppp_net_ioctl;

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