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From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>
To: Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org>
Cc: Ondrej Zary <linux@rainbow-software.org>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Compex FreedomLine 32 PnP-PCI2 broken with de2104x
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:28:14 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47C26E0E.2070109@pobox.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080218032111.GA7970@colo.lackof.org>

Grant Grundler wrote:
> ISTR there was a time when tulip would compete with de4x5 for devices.
> tulip is the preferred driver. That's clearly no longer the case
> and perhaps both distro's need to revisit this.

The only reason why de4x5 still exists is that the /tulip/ driver fails 
to work on a few chips like the 21142 (43?) shipped in various alpha boxen.

de4x5 needs to go away, it's been unmaintained for ages, doesn't support 
any of the new hotplug APIs.


> de2104x is a "work in progress".
> That's why it's marked "EXPERIMENTAL" in the Kconfig file.

It's not a work in progress, it works just fine for most people (the few 
that are left).

Last I heard, there was a problem with non-twisted-pair stuff, but 
that's about it.

'experimental' is generally a poorly maintained marker.

	Jeff



  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-25  7:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-26 20:58 Ondrej Zary
2008-01-30 20:23 ` Ondrej Zary
2008-02-18  3:21   ` Grant Grundler
2008-02-18 16:40     ` Ondrej Zary
2008-02-25  7:15       ` Grant Grundler
2008-02-25  7:30         ` Jeff Garzik
2008-02-26  7:48           ` Grant Grundler
2008-02-25 17:45         ` [PATCH] de2104x: remove BUG_ON() when changing media type Ondrej Zary
2008-02-25 17:52           ` Jeff Garzik
2008-03-24  2:45             ` Grant Grundler
2008-03-24 23:02               ` Ondrej Zary
2008-03-26 15:59                 ` Grant Grundler
2008-03-26 18:29                   ` Ondrej Zary
2008-03-05 11:27           ` Jeff Garzik
2008-02-25  7:28     ` Jeff Garzik [this message]
2008-02-25 21:31       ` Compex FreedomLine 32 PnP-PCI2 broken with de2104x Ondrej Zary

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