wireless drivers in staging
forest at alittletooquiet.net
Fri Sep 18 16:09:51 PDT 2009
Sorry for the delay.
On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 01:20:10PM -0700, Jim Lieb wrote:
> On Monday 14 September 2009 12:10:11 Harald Welte wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:03:28AM -0700, Jim Lieb wrote:
> > > > > > I'm all ears wrt help. I've been cleaning up the pci/init for the vt6655
> > > > > > and am finding all kinds of interesting timing/access issues. Is there a
> > > > > > possiblity that we/I could get some datasheets or ??? from Via on these
> > > > > > parts? It appears to me that reality and the code are on divergent paths.
> > There are no data sheets or user manuals, sorry. So there simply is nothing
> > that I could push VIA into releasing.
> > > I skimmed Forest's reference to Christoph's LKML and the list for the new/other
> > > driver. [...]
> > > I do have one question: It appears they are working on just the vt6656 (usb)
> > > version.
> > Yes, this is true. hch originally wanted to work on the vt6655 (pci), but VIA
> > indicated that the vt6655 is not really recommended for new designs, but the
> > vt6656 (usb) is what is havily used in new designs by netbooks and other devices.
> > > Is anyone working on the mini-pci vt6655 in that group?
> > No, there is no such work, and VIA has only provided sample hardware for the
> > vt6656 (usb) to hch's group.
> > Regards,
> Based on these comments and the fact that you filed the Launchpad bug and
> supplied me with the vt665 parts, what do you want done? I can still help
> with the usb driver if there is no further interest in the mini-pci part.
Well, I guess it depends on how far out hch's vt6656 driver is. If it is going
to be a few years before that driver is really usable there is probably value in
having staging drivers that work. Obviously, they don't intend to support the
VT6655 part, so a working staging driver is useful there.
But it really is up to you. I'm comfortable with whatever approach you think is
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