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Date:   Mon, 4 Feb 2019 17:59:02 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Thierry Reding <>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Realtek linux nic maintainers <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] r8169: Avoid pointer aliasing

On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 05:42:13PM +0100, Thierry Reding wrote:
> From: Thierry Reding <>
> Read MAC address 32-bit at a time and manually extract the individual
> bytes. This avoids pointer aliasing and gives the compiler a better
> chance of optimizing the operation.
> Suggested-by: Andrew Lunn <>
> Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <>

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>


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