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Date:   Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:26:26 +0300
From:   Oded Gabbay <>
To:     David Miller <>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <>,
        "Linux-Kernel@...r. Kernel. Org" <>,, SW_Drivers <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 00/14] Adding GAUDI NIC code to habanalabs driver

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 1:34 AM David Miller <> wrote:
> From: Oded Gabbay <>
> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:20:12 +0300
> > I completely understand but you didn't answer my question. How come
> > there are drivers which create netdev objects, and specifically sgi-xp
> > in misc (but I also saw it in usb drivers) that live outside
> > drivers/net ? Why doesn't your request apply to them as well ?
> Don't use examples of drivers doing the wrong thing as an excuse for
> you to repeat the mistake.
> Ok?
Well, it's not like there is a big red warning near those drivers
saying "this is wrong"...
How could I have known that in advance ?

> That kind of argument doesn't work here.
I know that, I just didn't know those drivers did "the wrong thing"


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