Re: 2.6.16, sk98lin out of date

From: Matti Aarnio
Date: Mon Feb 13 2006 - 06:03:47 EST

On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 10:58:03AM +0000, Alistair John Strachan wrote:
> From: Alistair John Strachan <s0348365@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: 2.6.16, sk98lin out of date
> Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 10:58:03 +0000
> Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hi,
> 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.

My understanding is, that skge driver has superceded the sk98lin in
most uses.

There could, of course, be a change to insert vendor driver _as_is_ into
baseline kernel with its own name.

> I quickly downloaded driver version 8.31 from 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 beneficial..

See if 'skge' driver would work instead of 'sk98lin' ?

> If nobody's maintaining this driver I wouldn't mind helping out.
> --
> Cheers,
> Alistair.

/Matti Aarnio
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