[PATCH v2] Move brcm80211 to mainline
zajec5 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 14:11:14 PDT 2011
W dniu 25 sierpnia 2011 22:55 użytkownik Rafał Miłecki
<zajec5 at gmail.com> napisał:
> 2011/8/25 Henry Ptasinski <henryp at broadcom.com>:
>> With the latest series of cleanup patches merged in by Greg KH, I'd like to
>> once again propose moving brcm80211 out of staging and into mainline.
> Henry: a simple question, please explain it to me, what brcmsmac does
> provide that b43 doesn't?
> brcmsmac doesn't support SSB and duplicates BCMA support (doesn't make
> use of bcma module)
> brmcsmac doesn't support older PHYs like G/LP
> brmcsmac doesn't support recent HT-PHY
> brmcsmac doesn't support AP or monitor mode
> all of that is supported by b43
> The one thing brcmsmac is better at, is support for 14e4:4727 card
> (BCM4313). I've already started work on support of this card in b43,
> hope to get it working soon.
> You mostly just duplicate support for cards that are already supported by b43.
I've another idea. What about adding support for 14e4:4727 (BCM4313)
into b43 (I'll handle that task) and dropping bcrmsmac?
We could focus on improving one driver instead of creating 2 drivers
for the same hardware.
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