LKML Archive on
help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Jeff Garzik <>
To: Grant Grundler <>
Cc: Ondrej Zary <>,
	Linux Kernel <>,
Subject: Re: Compex FreedomLine 32 PnP-PCI2 broken with de2104x
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:28:14 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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.


  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

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \ \ \ \ \ \ \
    --subject='Re: Compex FreedomLine 32 PnP-PCI2 broken with de2104x' \

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).