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Date:   Sat, 16 Apr 2022 17:09:41 +0800
From:   "shenjian (K)" <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>
CC:     <>, <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        <>, <>, <>,
        <>, <>
Subject: Re: [RFCv5 PATCH net-next 02/20] net: introduce operation helpers for
 netdev features

在 2022/4/16 15:42, Jakub Kicinski 写道:
> On Sat, 16 Apr 2022 11:33:58 +0800 shenjian (K) wrote:
>> 在 2022/3/25 9:09, Jakub Kicinski 写道:
>>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2022 23:49:14 +0800 Jian Shen wrote:
>>>> Introduce a set of bitmap operation helpers for netdev features,
>>>> then we can use them to replace the logical operation with them.
>>>> As the nic driversare not supposed to modify netdev_features
>>>> directly, it also introduces wrappers helpers to this.
>>>> The implementation of these helpers are based on the old prototype
>>>> of netdev_features_t is still u64. I will rewrite them on the last
>>>> patch, when the prototype changes.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Jian Shen <>
>>>> ---
>>>>    include/linux/netdevice.h | 597 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>> Please move these helpers to a new header file which won't be included
>>> by netdevice.h and include it at users appropriately.
>> I introduced a new header file "netdev_features_helper",  and moved
>> thses helpers
>> to it.  Some helpers need to include struct  net_device which defined in
>> netdevice.h,
>> but there are also some inline functions in netdevice.h need to use
>> these netdev_features
>> helpers. It's conflicted.
>> So far I thought 3 ways to solved it, but all of them are not satisfactory.
>> 1) Split netdevice.h, move the definition of struct net_device and its
>> relative definitions to
>> a new header file A( haven't got a reasonable name).  Both the
>> netdev_features_helper.h
>> and the netdevice include A.
>> 2) Split netdevice.h, move the inline functions to a new header file B.
>> The netdev_features_helper.h
>> inlucde netdevice.h, and B include netdev_features_helper.h and
>> netdevice.h. All the source files
>> which using these ininline functions should include B.
>> 3) Split netdevice.h, move the inline functions to to
>> netdev_featurer_helper.h. The netdev_features_helper.h
>> inlucde netdevice.h, All the source files which using these ininline
>> functions should include netde_features_helper.h.
>> I'd like to get more advice to this.
> Larger surgery is probably too much. What does netdevice.h need? Looks
> like it mostly needs the type and the helper for testing if feature is
> set. So maybe we can put those in netdevice.h and the rest in a new
> header?
> More advanced helpers like netdev_get_wanted_features() can move to the
> new header as well.
> .
ok, got it, thanks

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