RE: [PATCH 3/3] netxen: qlogic ethernet : Fix Endian Bug.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: netdev-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:netdev-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of santosh 
> prasad nayak
> Sent: 11 March 2012 09:17
> To: Rajesh Borundia
> Cc: Sony Chacko; netdev; linux-kernel; kernel-janitors@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] netxen: qlogic ethernet : Fix Endian Bug.
> 
> Thanks Rajesh for clarification.
> Included all your inputs in the following patch.
> This is for review not a formal one. Once review is done I will send a
> formal patch.

I'm not sure of the exact nature of the issues here,
but whenever I see code that casts between the addresses
of integer types large bells start ringing - such code
tends to have unwanted dependencies against the sizes
and endiannesses of the relevant fields.
This code might be ok, but lines like:
> +	if (*(__le64 *)mac == cpu_to_le64(~0ULL)) {
rather give me the willies.

	David


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