Out of tree drivers [was Re: Larger projects]
linuxdriverproject at lakedaemon.net
Fri Oct 19 18:33:10 UTC 2007
Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Jason schrieb:
>> Greg KH wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 01:13:35AM +0300, Felipe Balbi wrote:
>>>> I think this is quite interesting... there's a lot of goodies
>>>> out-of-mainline that should get merged...
>>> Ok, what others do people know about? How about we start a list here.
>>> Here are ones that I know about:
>>> acer hotkey driver http://www.cakey.de/acerhk/
>>> acx wireless driver http://acx100.sourceforge.net/
>>> adm8211 wierless driver http://aluminum.sourmilk.net/adm8211/
>>> webcam driver http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
>>> ivtv video driver http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Main_Page
>>> kqemu driver http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/
>>> omnibook kernel driver http://sourceforge.net/projects/omnibook
>>> panasonic hotkey driver http://www.da-cha.jp/letsnote
>>> parallel port hardware
>>> another webcam driver http://qce-ga.sourceforge.net/
>>> lirc (not going upstream due to developer not
>>> wanting it there.)
>>> Anyone know of others?
>> Micronas Go7007. Driver is here , I personally use it with  for
>> MythTV. I could pitch in on it as well.
>> This would be my first work for lk, though. I'm relatively new to
>> kernelspace. Recently, I patched Intel's  GPL and BSD code for the
>> ixp400_eth driver to work against vanilla 184.108.40.206 running on an ixp425
>> (baby steps to current :-) ).
>> Speaking of ixp400_eth, would it be possible to merge that one as well?
>> They have a very clean licensing line. The patch to the kernel tree is
>> GPL (for ixp400_eth.ko), the code outside the tree (for ixp400.ko) is
>> BSD, and the firmware is IPL . How big of an issue is the
> An even better ixp400 patch was posted by Krzysztof Halasa on lkml in
> May 2007. There was some vivid discussion, but I didn't see any follow
> ups since then.
Do you have a link?
> Speaking of which opens yet another Pandora's box - projects like
> OpenWRT or NSLU2-Linux (which already use Krzysztof's ixp400 patches)
> always patch the kernels quite a bit in order to support all these ARM
> and MIPS devices... Slowly, some of these patches get merged into
> mainline, though, but sometimes, it looks like they might need some help.
The patch I've currently put together allows ixp400 code to compile
against *vanilla* 220.127.116.11. I'm in the process of testing in now. Once
I make sure it runs, I'll start moving the patch toward targeting the
I initially tried to make it compile against 2.6.23, but there were too
many changes to do it right. So, I figured I'd start with 18.104.22.168
(only because it was the closest gentoo stable vanilla kernel to the
version Intel/Timesys suggested using), then move up making small
changes along the way.
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