cs89x0 in 2.5 (was Re: eepro100 - 802.1q - mtu size)

From: Jeff Garzik (jgarzik@pobox.com)
Date: Fri Jan 17 2003 - 12:49:28 EST

On Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 05:27:19PM +0000, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 11:28:18AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > The reason why the patch was not accepted is that it changes one magic
> > number to another magic number, and without chipset docs, I had no idea
> > what either magic number really meant.
> Whilst on the subject of magic numbers in net drivers, did we ever get
> to the bottom of 2.4's ChangeSet 1.587.9.20
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/davej/patches/2.5/2.5.48/split-dj1/net-cs89x0-media-corrections.diff

IIRC it came from -ac tree without explanation, and I think akpm said it
broke stuff. Since it has an alive maintainer (akpm), I would rather
let Alan and Andrew fight it out :) Whatever they decide is fine with
me for 2.5.


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