[PATCH v2] Move brcm80211 to mainline
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Sat Aug 27 08:08:26 PDT 2011
2011/8/27 Greg KH <gregkh at suse.de>:
> On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 05:35:13PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 10:55:26PM +0200, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>> > 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?
>> Wow. Why are we only having this discussion now? Somewhere along
>> the line, there has been a massive communications failure. What
>> happened here? Henry, did you know about the b43 driver? Can
>> someone explain what's going on?
> I always thought that b43 and the staging driver supported different
> devices and had no overlap, which is why I had no problem with it.
> Was I totally mistaken and got this wrong?
Please see my last e-mail in this thread for history overview.
Right now the only card that is supported by brcmsmac and is not
supported by b43 is 14e4:4727. That card is based on PHY type LCN, and
I'm working on adding support for it in b43.
Other cards supported by brcmsmac (14e4:4353, 14e4:4357) are supported
by b43. They still need some work (no HT support, but I'm not sure if
even brcmsmac has support for it), but are usable and seem to work
stable. Plus b43 supports some feature like monitor mode, etc. on that
I've also crated comparison of driver few days ago:
It doesn't cover cards by pci ids, but gives some overview.
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