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Date:	Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:16:55 +0200
From:	Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>
To:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
Cc:	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-wireless <linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] etherdevice: introduce broadcast_ether_addr

On Tue, 2012-07-03 at 08:13 -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-07-03 at 12:16 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > From: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@...el.com>
> > 
> > A lot of code has either the memset or an
> > inefficient copy from a static array that
> > contains the all-ones broadcast address.
> > Introduce broadcast_ether_addr() to fill
> > an address with all ones, making the code
> > clearer and allowing us to get rid of the
> > various constant arrays.
> []
> > diff --git a/include/linux/etherdevice.h b/include/linux/etherdevice.h
> []
> > +static inline void broadcast_ether_addr(u8 *addr)
> > +{
> > +	memset(addr, 0xff, ETH_ALEN);
> > +}
> 
> I think this sort of patch should come as the first
> patch in a series with some example conversions.
> 
> It might be too easy to confuse is_broadcast_ether_addr
> with this function name too.  Maybe set_broadcast_ether_addr
> might be better.

Well, it's void so that'd be a compiler error :-)
Also, it's more like random_ether_addr()

johannes

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