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1 files changed, 14 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/net/wimax/op-msg.c b/net/wimax/op-msg.c
index 9ad4d893a56..d631a17186b 100644
--- a/net/wimax/op-msg.c
+++ b/net/wimax/op-msg.c
@@ -108,6 +108,12 @@
* Don't use skb_push()/skb_pull()/skb_reserve() on the skb, as
* wimax_msg_send() depends on skb->data being placed at the
* beginning of the user message.
+ *
+ * Unlike other WiMAX stack calls, this call can be used way early,
+ * even before wimax_dev_add() is called, as long as the
+ * wimax_dev->net_dev pointer is set to point to a proper
+ * net_dev. This is so that drivers can use it early in case they need
+ * to send stuff around or communicate with user space.
*/
struct sk_buff *wimax_msg_alloc(struct wimax_dev *wimax_dev,
const char *pipe_name,
@@ -115,7 +121,7 @@ struct sk_buff *wimax_msg_alloc(struct wimax_dev *wimax_dev,
gfp_t gfp_flags)
{
int result;
- struct device *dev = wimax_dev->net_dev->dev.parent;
+ struct device *dev = wimax_dev_to_dev(wimax_dev);
size_t msg_size;
void *genl_msg;
struct sk_buff *skb;
@@ -161,7 +167,6 @@ error_genlmsg_put:
error_new:
nlmsg_free(skb);
return ERR_PTR(result);
-
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(wimax_msg_alloc);
@@ -256,10 +261,16 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(wimax_msg_len);
* Don't use skb_push()/skb_pull()/skb_reserve() on the skb, as
* wimax_msg_send() depends on skb->data being placed at the
* beginning of the user message.
+ *
+ * Unlike other WiMAX stack calls, this call can be used way early,
+ * even before wimax_dev_add() is called, as long as the
+ * wimax_dev->net_dev pointer is set to point to a proper
+ * net_dev. This is so that drivers can use it early in case they need
+ * to send stuff around or communicate with user space.
*/
int wimax_msg_send(struct wimax_dev *wimax_dev, struct sk_buff *skb)
{
- struct device *dev = wimax_dev->net_dev->dev.parent;
+ struct device *dev = wimax_dev_to_dev(wimax_dev);
void *msg = skb->data;
size_t size = skb->len;
might_sleep();