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Date:	Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:57:53 -0800
From:	Alexander Duyck <>
To:	Or Gerlitz <>
CC:	Amir Vadai <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,,
	Or Gerlitz <>,
	Yan Burman <>,
	Ben Hutchings <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/2] net: ethtool: Add destination MAC address
 to flow steering API

On 12/11/2012 11:55 AM, Or Gerlitz wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM, Alexander Duyck
> <> wrote:
>> Is there any special reason why you need to change the size of this
>> structure?  It seems like you could probably just replace the data
>> section with a union containing either 8 bytes of user specified data or
>> your MAC address data.  Then we wouldn't need all of the changes to the
>> rest of the flow specifier.
> basically, we followed Ben's suggestions made here

After looking over Ben's suggestion it makes sense.

Since I am pretty much responsible for the ixgbe implementation of this
I will do a few quick tests once the patches are applied to make certain
that there were no issues introduced on our end.


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