[PATCH v2] net: xilinx: constify net_device_ops structure

Bhumika Goyal bhumirks at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 22:58:58 PST 2017

Declare net_device_ops structure as const as it is only stored in
the netdev_ops field of a net_device structure. This field is of type
const, so net_device_ops structures having same properties can be made
const too.
Done using Coccinelle:

@r1 disable optional_qualifier@
identifier i;
position p;
static struct net_device_ops i at p={...};

identifier r1.i;
position p;
struct net_device ndev;
ndev.netdev_ops=&i at p

position p!={r1.p,ok1.p};
identifier r1.i;
i at p

@depends on !bad disable optional_qualifier@
identifier r1.i;
struct net_device_ops i;

File size before:
   text	   data	    bss	    dec	    hex	filename
   6201	    744	      0	   6945	   1b21 ethernet/xilinx/xilinx_emaclite.o

File size after:
   text	   data	    bss	    dec	    hex	filename
   6745	    192	      0	   6937	   1b19 ethernet/xilinx/xilinx_emaclite.o

Signed-off-by: Bhumika Goyal <bhumirks at gmail.com>
Changes in v2:
* Corrected the commit message.

 drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/xilinx_emaclite.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/xilinx_emaclite.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/xilinx_emaclite.c
index 93dc10b..546f569 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/xilinx_emaclite.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/xilinx_emaclite.c
@@ -1065,7 +1065,7 @@ static bool get_bool(struct platform_device *ofdev, const char *s)
-static struct net_device_ops xemaclite_netdev_ops;
+static const struct net_device_ops xemaclite_netdev_ops;
  * xemaclite_of_probe - Probe method for the Emaclite device.
@@ -1219,7 +1219,7 @@ static int xemaclite_of_remove(struct platform_device *of_dev)
-static struct net_device_ops xemaclite_netdev_ops = {
+static const struct net_device_ops xemaclite_netdev_ops = {
 	.ndo_open		= xemaclite_open,
 	.ndo_stop		= xemaclite_close,
 	.ndo_start_xmit		= xemaclite_send,

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