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Date:	Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:08:43 -0800
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	Veaceslav Falico <>
Cc:	Ding Tianhong <>,
	Jay Vosburgh <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Netdev <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] bonding: move the netdev_add_tso_features() to
 bonding module

On Sat, 2014-01-18 at 12:48 +0100, Veaceslav Falico wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 04:31:33PM +0800, Ding Tianhong wrote:
> >The function netdev_add_tso_features() was only be used for bonding,
> >so no need to export it in netdevice.h, move it to bonding module.
> Eric added it for a reason - like, other drivers might use it. Do you know
> if team, bridge, vlan etc. might use it?

A helper can be used once, this is fine. A car can have 4 seats, and can
even be used with no passenger.

I am quite bored by patches that break clean layering for wrong reasons.

static inline netdev_features_t netdev_add_tso_features(netdev_features_t features,
                                                      netdev_features_t mask)
      return netdev_increment_features(features, NETIF_F_ALL_TSO, mask);

There is _nothing_ in this helper that implies it should be private to bonding.

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