[PATCH] staging: Initial driver submission for pureLiFi devices

Randy Dunlap rdunlap at infradead.org
Thu Sep 24 18:28:07 UTC 2020


Hi,

On 9/24/20 8:18 AM, Srinivasan Raju wrote:
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/purelifi/Kconfig b/drivers/staging/purelifi/Kconfig
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..db24bdf884a3
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/staging/purelifi/Kconfig
> @@ -0,0 +1,42 @@
> +config WLAN_VENDOR_PURELIFI
> +	bool "pureLiFi devices"
> +	default y
> +	help
> +	  If you have a pureLiFi device, say Y.
> +
> +	  Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
> +	  kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all the
> +	  questions about these cards. If you say Y, you will be asked for
> +	  your specific card in the following questions.
> +
> +if WLAN_VENDOR_PURELIFI
> +
> +config PURELIFI
> +
> +	tristate "pureLiFi device support"
> +	depends on CFG80211 && MAC80211 && USB
> +	help
> +	   Say Y if you want to use LiFi

	                            LiFi.
> +
> +	   This driver makes the adapter appear as a normal WLAN interface

	                                                         interface.

> +
> +	   The pureLiFi device requires external STA firmware to be loaded.
> +
> +	   To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
> +	   module will be called purelifi.
> +
> +config PURELIFI_AP
> +
> +	tristate "pureLiFi device Access Point support"
> +	depends on CFG80211 && MAC80211 && USB

>From a brief look at the Makefile, it appears that the AP cannot be built alone;
i.e., I think that this needs:

	depends on PURELIFI

> +	help
> +	   Say Y if you want to use LiFi Access-Point

	                            LiFi as an Access Point.
or
	                            LiFi in Access Point mode.
or make something up. :)

> +
> +	   This driver makes the adapter appear as a normal WLAN interface

	                                                         interface.

> +
> +	   The pureLiFi device requires external AP firmware to be loaded.
> +
> +	   To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
> +	   module will be called purelifi.

Same module, not a separate one, right?

> +
> +endif # WLAN_VENDOR_PURELIFI
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/purelifi/Makefile b/drivers/staging/purelifi/Makefile
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..a8483fbb966c
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/staging/purelifi/Makefile
> @@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
> +obj-$(CONFIG_PURELIFI)		:= purelifi.o
> +purelifi-objs 		+= chip.o usb.o mac.o
> +ifeq ($(CONFIG_PURELIFI_AP),m)

Why does this check for CONFIG_PURELIFI_AP=m ?
How about if CONFIG_PURELIFI_AP=y ?

> +	ccflags-y += -DTYPE_AP
> +endif

It would be more common just to check for CONFIG_PURELIFI_AP in the source
file(s) instead of adding a synonym for it.

-- 
~Randy



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