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Date:	Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:33:56 +0200
From:	Nicolas de Pesloüan 
	<nicolas.2p.debian@...il.com>
To:	Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
CC:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
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Subject: Re: [patch net-next 01/16] net: introduce upper device lists

Le 13/08/2012 19:31, Jiri Pirko a écrit :
> Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 07:04:11PM CEST, bhutchings@...arflare.com wrote:

>>> +struct netdev_upper {
>>> +	struct net_device *dev;
>>> +	bool unique;
>>
>> This needs a better name.  It doesn't really have anything to do with
>> uniqueness and doesn't ensure exclusivity.  I think that it would be
>> fine to keep the 'master' term.
>
> Hmm. I admit that "unique" I do not like too much as well. But "master"
> I like even less.
>
> This flag should ensure exclusivity. Only one upper device with this
> flag can be present at a time.

Well, can't we simply call it "upper_device"?

And as we only have a single field, this is exclusive by design.

	Nicolas.
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