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authorBen Hutchings <bhutchings@solarflare.com>2010-07-09 09:11:52 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-07-09 17:41:56 -0700
commit3cfde79c6c7c8002375c4a8e5be7f602fbb9675d (patch)
tree53fe969e9f8bb45531c1e84c82e822ff47ea015c /drivers
parentusb/atm/ueagle-atm.c: call atm_dev_signal_change() when signal changes. (diff)
net: Get rid of rtnl_link_stats64 / net_device_stats union
In commit be1f3c2c027cc5ad735df6a45a542ed1db7ec48b "net: Enable 64-bit net device statistics on 32-bit architectures" I redefined struct net_device_stats so that it could be used in a union with struct rtnl_link_stats64, avoiding the need for explicit copying or conversion between the two. However, this is unsafe because there is no locking required and no lock consistently held around calls to dev_get_stats() and use of the statistics structure it returns. In commit 28172739f0a276eb8d6ca917b3974c2edb036da3 "net: fix 64 bit counters on 32 bit arches" Eric Dumazet dealt with that problem by requiring callers of dev_get_stats() to provide storage for the result. This means that the net_device::stats64 field and the padding in struct net_device_stats are now redundant, so remove them. Update the comment on net_device_ops::ndo_get_stats64 to reflect its new usage. Change dev_txq_stats_fold() to use struct rtnl_link_stats64, since that is what all its callers are really using and it is no longer going to be compatible with struct net_device_stats. Eric Dumazet suggested the separate function for the structure conversion. Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@solarflare.com> Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/macvlan.c b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
index 6112f1498940..1b28aaec0a5a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/macvlan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
@@ -436,7 +436,7 @@ static struct rtnl_link_stats64 *macvlan_dev_get_stats64(struct net_device *dev,
struct macvlan_dev *vlan = netdev_priv(dev);
- dev_txq_stats_fold(dev, (struct net_device_stats *)stats);
+ dev_txq_stats_fold(dev, stats);
if (vlan->rx_stats) {
struct macvlan_rx_stats *p, accum = {0};