Re: [BUG] smctr.c changes in latest BK

From: Olivier Galibert (
Date: Fri Feb 14 2003 - 04:48:18 EST

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 12:05:24AM +0100, Jochen Friedrich wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Jochen Friedrich wrote:
> > Please revert this one as it is just wrong. As already mentioned here in
> > LKML (IIRC it was Alan), the semicolon is really intended here.
> >
> > The above loop just runs until a non-zero byte is found in the MAC
> > address or all 6 bytes have been checked. A value of i=6 will then
> > indicate an all-zero MAC address.
> After taking a second look, i just recognized that both cases (MAC adress
> all-zero or not) are handled exactly the same (by duplicated code), so the
> whole stuff is unnecessary.
> The whole function just reduces to a simple copy loop:

Doesn't that mean that the original function was buggy and it should
not have copied the mac address over if one was user-provided?

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