Re: [Re: [PATCH] ethtool.h should use userspace-accessible types]

From: Eric
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 18:35:50 EST

Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Eric Brower wrote:
> > Attached is a patch to 2.4's ethtool.h to use appropriate,
> > userspace-accessible data types (__u8 and friends, rather than u8 and
> > friends).
> I'm happy with u8/u16/u32, so it stays that way :)

I'm not arguing about a personal, stylistic preference-- these differing types
have been provided for a reason and the ethtool header file should comply with
the stated and idiomatic usage within the kernel sources, as do other such
header files.

Without such a change, userspace applications cannot use the ethtool ioctl
interface without completely unnecessary gyrations. I truly appreciate your
preference, but this has nothing to do with style.


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