compat: backport ether_addr_equal
authorOzan Çağlayan <>
Wed, 16 May 2012 09:55:48 +0000 (12:55 +0300)
committerLuis R. Rodriguez <>
Wed, 16 May 2012 20:29:03 +0000 (13:29 -0700)
This backports:

    commit a599b0f54d233d0f63d6be9a2ff0049d24751669
    Author: Joe Perches <>
    Date:   Tue May 8 18:56:45 2012 +0000

        etherdevice.h: Add ether_addr_equal

        Add a boolean function to check if 2 ethernet addresses
        are the same.

        This is to avoid any confusion about compare_ether_addr
        returning an unsigned, and not being able to use the
        compare_ether_addr function for sorting ala memcmp.

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
[root@ozzyfedora compat]# bin/ckmake
Trying kernel                      3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64  [OK]

mcgrof@tux ~/compat (git::master)$ ckmake
Trying kernel                  3.4.0-030400rc1-generic [OK]
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Trying kernel                    2.6.25-020625-generic [OK]
Trying kernel                    2.6.24-020624-generic [OK]

Tested-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <>
Signed-off-by: Ozan Çağlayan <>
Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <>

index 554d347..a83266b 100644 (file)
@@ -3,6 +3,7 @@
 #include <linux/version.h>
 #include <linux/fs.h>
+#include <linux/etherdevice.h>
@@ -12,6 +13,12 @@ extern int simple_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file);
 #define tty_lock(__tty) tty_lock()
 #define tty_unlock(__tty) tty_unlock()
+/* Backport ether_addr_equal */
+static inline bool ether_addr_equal(const u8 *addr1, const u8 *addr2)
+    return !compare_ether_addr(addr1, addr2);
 #endif /* (LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(3,5,0)) */
 #endif /* LINUX_3_5_COMPAT_H */