Subject: kern/7754: The code to calculate an ethernet FCS is needlessly duplicated
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Lloyd.Parkes@vuw.ac.nz>
Date: 06/10/1999 15:20:49
>Synopsis: The code to calculate an ethernet FCS is needlessly duplicated
>Responsible: kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Thu Jun 10 15:20:01 1999
>Originator: Lloyd Parkes
Victoria University of Wellington
The code to calculate an ethernet FCS is duplicated in a number of
drivers. Since this is a MI algorithm, and common to all ethernet
devices, the code should be centralised. Since this code is used to
calculate multicast filters more often than it is used to check a
FCS, it doesn't need to be heavily optimised. i.e. a MI implementation
will do just fine.
I'm working on it, but it isn't hard.