Re: [PATCH 2/3] staging/rtl8192e: use s8 instead of char

From: Stefan Lippers-Hollmann
Date: Thu Jul 21 2016 - 22:39:51 EST


On 2016-07-20, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:33:43 AM CEST Jes Sorensen wrote:
> > Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> > > On Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:25:19 AM CEST Jes Sorensen wrote:
> > >> Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> Yes, I was just agreeing here that it's not worth doing that one.
> As far as I can see, the evolution of these devices is
> RTL81xxU (2008)
> RTL81xxSU (2009)
> RTL81xxCU (2010)

There is also RTL81xxDU, apparently from 2011, a dualband device
coming in several variants (single MAC + single PHY, double MAC +
double PHY and double PHY); e.g. 0bda:8194 (single PHY + single MAC).

While probably not overly common, it was/ is (hardware-wise) a pretty
interesting device due to its support for 5 GHz[1] - actually I hoped
it to be a (supported-) RTL8192CU variant when I bought it.
Unfortunately no driver[2] made it to staging or the proper kernel.

> RTL81xxEU (2013)

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann

[1] apparently even concurrent operations for the double MAC +
double PHY variants

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