Submitting in-tree drivers (dl2k)
fweimer at bfk.de
Thu May 1 17:48:20 UTC 2008
* Greg KH:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 08:43:42PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> Is it possible to submit in-tree drivers for consideration by the
> Sure, but isn't it better to work with the current maintainer/author of
> the in-kernel code? We would much rather prefer that. Have you tried
> to do so?
No one is listed in MAINTAINERS AFAICT. D-Link officially declared
they no longer support the driver. Edward Peng, a D-Link employee
judging by his email address and whois is the author listed in the
file, does not react to email (or is currently on vacation--if a late
response arrives, I'll let you know).
The last committers performed mechanical changes only. I'm not even
sure if those were tested using actual hardware.
> Sounds like a driver bug, try working with the existing developers.
> If you have problems with that, please let us know.
There's no commit/patch from the origial author in the Linux GIT
history, so I think he's inactive.
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