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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2023 15:46:08 +0200
From: Jiri Pirko <>
To: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <>, Jakub Kicinski <>,
	Netdev <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,
	Johannes Berg <>,,
	Michael Hennerich <>,
	Paolo Abeni <>, Eric Dumazet <>,
	"David S . Miller" <>,
	Rodolfo Zitellini <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 01/10] appletalk: make localtalk and ppp support

Wed, Oct 11, 2023 at 05:57:38PM CEST, wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 11, 2023, at 17:04, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>> Could you provide a cover letter for the set please?
>Subject: [PATCH v2 00/10] remove final .ndo_do_ioctl references
>The .ndo_do_ioctl() netdev operation used to be how one communicates
>with a network driver from userspace, but since my previous cleanup [1],
>it is purely internal to the kernel.
>Removing the cops appletalk/localtalk driver made me revisit the
>missing pieces from that older series, removing all the unused
>implementations in wireless drivers as well as the two kernel-internal
>callers in the ieee802154 and appletalk stacks.
>One ethernet driver was already merged in the meantime that should
>have used .ndo_eth_ioctl instead of .ndo_do_ioctl, so fix that as well.
>With the complete removal, any future drivers making this mistake
>cause build failures that are easier to spot.

Looks fine.

>Hope that helps, I had commented on the cops removal about sending
>this but of course not everyone here saw that. Let me know if I should
>resend the patches together with the cover letter.

Yes please. Thanks!

>    Arnd

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