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stand: dev_net: correct net_open's interpretation of params

Authored by kevans on Feb 15 2019, 3:19 PM.



net_open previously casted the first vararg to a char * and this was half-OK: at first, it is passed to netif_open, which would cast it back to the struct devdesc * that it really is and use it properly. It is then strdup()d and used as the netdev_name, which is objectively wrong.

Correct it so that the first vararg is properly casted to a struct devdesc * and the netdev_name gets set properly to make it more clear at a glance that it's not doing something horribly wrong.

Reported by: mmel

I have a separate patch that const poisons machdep_hint in libsa/netif from before the realization hit me that netif_open really shouldn't be passed a string. I don't know if we care enough to do this, but I tend to think it wouldn't hurt as none of these things really do (or should) modify the hint.

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This cleans up one of the abuses of the devdesc stuff. Thank you.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Feb 15 2019, 3:35 PM
mmel added a subscriber: mmel.

Yep, thanks.

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