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Date:   Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:03:53 +0100
From:   Martin Schiller <ms@....tdt.de>
To:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:     kubakici@...pl, khc@...waw.pl, linux-x25@...r.kernel.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] wan/hdlc_x25: make lapb params configurable

On 2020-01-15 22:43, David Miller wrote:
> From: Martin Schiller <ms@....tdt.de>
> Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:02:22 +0100
> 
>> This enables you to configure mode (DTE/DCE), Modulo, Window, T1, T2, 
>> N2 via
>> sethdlc (which needs to be patched as well).
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Martin Schiller <ms@....tdt.de>
> 
> I don't know how wise it is to add new ioctls to this old driver.

As an user of this framework I can tell you that you need to be able to
tune this parameters if it's used in an professional environment.

> 
> Also, none of these ioctls even have COMPAT handling so they will
> never work from a 32-bit binary running on a 64-bit kernel for
> example.

How often does this constellation occur in reality? I really have no
idea. Our software is either 32-bit or 64-bit, not a mix.

> 
> Also:
> 
>> +static struct x25_state* state(hdlc_device *hdlc)
> 
> It is always "type *func" never "type* func"

Ok. I will change that. I've copied that from hdlc_fr.c to keep the
same coding style. But you are right:
"Don't look back, always look forward." :)
> 
>>  static int x25_open(struct net_device *dev)
>>  {
>>  	int result;
>> +	hdlc_device *hdlc = dev_to_hdlc(dev);
>> +	struct lapb_parms_struct params;
>>  	static const struct lapb_register_struct cb = {
> 
> Please make this reverse christmas tree ordered.

OK, will do.

> 
>> @@ -186,6 +217,9 @@ static struct hdlc_proto proto = {
>> 
>>  static int x25_ioctl(struct net_device *dev, struct ifreq *ifr)
>>  {
>> +	x25_hdlc_proto __user *x25_s = ifr->ifr_settings.ifs_ifsu.x25;
>> +	const size_t size = sizeof(x25_hdlc_proto);
>> +	x25_hdlc_proto new_settings;
>>  	hdlc_device *hdlc = dev_to_hdlc(dev);
>>  	int result;
> 
> Likewise.

ditto.

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