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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 13/14] wireless: Use eth_<foo>_addr instead of memset
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On Tue, 2015-03-03 at 09:16 +0100, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 19:54 -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > Use the built-in function instead of memset.
>
> Please don't use <foo> in the title, especially not if the patch only
> introduces usage of eth_zero_addr(). It's easier to look for in the
> commit log without it.
>
> Other than that, I guess I'll apply this, but I really wish there was a
> way to distinguish more easily which of these require alignment and
> which don't.

My guess is the eth_zero_addr and eth_broadcast functions
are always taking aligned(2) arguments, just like all the
is_<foo>_ether_addr functions.

> eth_zero_addr() doesn,t but is_zero_ether_addr() does. So does
> ether_addr_copy(). Frankly, it's getting a bit confusing, so I can't
> really fault anyone for using memset()/memcpy().

I suspect more than anything else all these are historic.



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