[PATCH] staging: batman-adv: Use linux/etherdevice.h address helper functions

Sven Eckelmann sven.eckelmann at gmx.de
Wed Nov 3 10:12:12 UTC 2010


On Wednesday 03 November 2010 10:59:02 you wrote:
> Replace custom ethernet address check functions by calls to the helpers
> in linux/etherdevice.h

Have you proven that the addresses are always two bytes aligned in memory? 
Afaik this function needs it.

> In one case where the address was tested for broadcast and multicast
> address, the broadcast address check can be omitted as broadcast is also
> a multicast address.

We need to distinguish between these two types for different optimizations 
(research is currently done for multicast over mesh - but currently not part 
of batman-adv).


Best regards,
	Sven
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