2.6.16, sk98lin out of date

From: Alistair John Strachan
Date: Mon Feb 13 2006 - 05:56:05 EST


As I'm sure the drivers/net maintainers are well aware, SysKonnect constantly
update their sk98lin/sky2 driver without bothering to sync their changes with
the official linux kernel.

I quickly downloaded driver version 8.31 from http://www.skd.de/ today and
used the install script to generate a diff against 2.6.16-rc3. Even after
fixing up some DOS EOLs in the package, the diff was still well over 1.5MBs.
This is an enormous number of changes.

The reason I'm posting is that my DFI LanParty-UT SLI-D works with this
version of the driver, but not the version 2.6.16-rc3.

[alistair] 10:55 [~] dmesg | grep sk98lin
sk98lin: Could not read VPD data.
sk98lin: probe of 0000:01:0a.0 failed with error -5

I wonder if it's worth just identifying the "quick fix" (I've seen workarounds
for corrupt VPDs like mine) or whether a general merge up would be

If nobody's maintaining this driver I wouldn't mind helping out.


'No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn't work anyway.'
Third year Computer Science undergraduate.
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