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Date:	Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:39:11 +0000
From:	"Ren, Cloud" <cjren@....qualcomm.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
CC:	"shemminger@...tta.com" <shemminger@...tta.com>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	qca-linux-team <qca-linux-team@...lcomm.com>,
	nic-devel <nic-devel@...lcomm.com>,
	"Huang, Xiong" <xiong@....qualcomm.com>,
	"hao-ran.liu@...onical.com" <hao-ran.liu@...onical.com>,
	"joe@...ches.com" <joe@...ches.com>,
	"Rodriguez, Luis" <rodrigue@....qualcomm.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] net: add new QCA alx ethernet driver

From: David Miller [mailto:davem@...emloft.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:33 PM

>From: "Ren, Cloud" <cjren@....qualcomm.com>
>Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 03:29:26 +0000
>
>>>> +	strncpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name) - 1);
>>>> ...
>>>> +	strcpy(netdev->name, "eth%d");
>>>> +	retval = register_netdev(netdev);
>>>
>>>The strcpy is unnecessary, alloc_etherdev already sets that.
>>
>> The strcpy is useful. netdev->name is set as pci_name in front. So the strcpy
>restores it.
>
>Are you doing this just to influence the initial driver log messages?

 Yes.

>
>Don't do that, it's gross.

Ok, I will remove it.
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