[PATCH] staging: Add rtl8821ce PCIe WiFi driver

Kai-Heng Feng kai.heng.feng at canonical.com
Wed May 15 11:54:58 UTC 2019


at 19:40, Greg KH <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 07:24:01PM +0800, Kai-Heng Feng wrote:
>> The rtl8821ce can be found on many HP and Lenovo laptops.
>> Users have been using out-of-tree module for a while,
>>
>> The new Realtek WiFi driver, rtw88, will support rtl8821ce in 2020 or
>> later.
>
> Where is that driver, and why is it going to take so long to get merged?

rtw88 is in 5.2 now, but it doesn’t support 8821ce yet.

They plan to add the support in 2020.

>
>> 296 files changed, 206166 insertions(+)
>
> Ugh, why do we keep having to add the whole mess for every single one of
> these devices?

Because Realtek devices are unfortunately ubiquitous so the support is  
better come from kernel.

>
> Why can't we just have a real driver now?

It doesn’t support rtl8821ce yet.

Kai-Heng

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h




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