Submitting in-tree drivers (dl2k)

Florian Weimer 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
>> project?
>
> 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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