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From: Michael Buesch <mb@bu3sch.de>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Alexey Zaytsev <alexey.zaytsev@gmail.com>,
	Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>,
	Stefano Brivio <stefano.brivio@polimi.it>,
	Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>,
	Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix the bcm43xx driver breakage in 2.6.24/25.
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:05:35 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200802291105.35713.mb@bu3sch.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080229002119.5314aad2.akpm@linux-foundation.org>

On Friday 29 February 2008 09:21:19 Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 16:17:55 +0300 Alexey Zaytsev <alexey.zaytsev@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Theese two patches fix a problem instroduced in Linux 2.6.24, and
> > still present in the current Linus' 2.6.25 tree.
> > 
> > The bcm43xx Wifi driver won't work any more, if the b44 Ethernet
> > driver is enabled. This happens because the b44 driver
> > needlessly enables the b43_pci_bridge code, which claims
> > the same pci ids as the bcm43xx driver. The b43_pci_bridge
> > code is needed for the b43{legacy} drivers, but for the
> > b44, only the "ssb pci core" is needed.
> 
> Hate to stick my head into this beehive, but...
> 
> I have a patch queued (the-scheduled-bcm43xx-removal.patch) which 
> will remove this driver from 2.6.26.
> 
> Is that bad?

Not at all. The b43 driver from 2.6.26 will work. So there's
no reason to keep bcm43xx.
Alexey just tested a patch that backports the fix to 2.6.24 and it
works fine.

-- 
Greetings Michael.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-29 10:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-23 13:17 Alexey Zaytsev
2008-02-23 16:20 ` Michael Buesch
2008-02-23 20:37   ` Alexey Zaytsev
2008-02-24 16:26 ` Larry Finger
2008-02-27 20:15   ` John W. Linville
2008-02-27 21:58     ` Michael Buesch
2008-02-28  1:15       ` John W. Linville
2008-02-29  8:21 ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-29 10:05   ` Michael Buesch [this message]
2008-02-29 20:54     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 22:49       ` Michael Buesch

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