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Date:	Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:15:59 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>
Cc:	davem@...emloft.net, Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@...el.com>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, gospo@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [net-next 38/40] ixgbe: Update feature flags so that LRO and
 Ntuple are restricted

On Tue, 2011-06-07 at 05:33 -0700, Jeff Kirsher wrote:
> From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@...el.com>
> 
> This change makes it so that LRO and Ntuple flags are correctly restricted
> to only devices that support those features.  Currently we weren't
> enforcing any of those restrictions and as such it was possible to do
> things such as enable LRO without it actually being supported on the
> hardware.
> 
> This change also makes a slight modification to the code that assumes the
> ETH_FLAG_RXVLAN is the same as the netdev flag. I corrected it by just adding
> a !! to cast the result of the flag & to a bool in order to guarantee the two
> checks are compared as boolean values.
[...]

You could BUILD_BUG_ON(ETH_FLAG_RXVLAN != NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX).

Or implement the new features interface like every other driver...

Ben.

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