Re: [PATCH resend] staging: rtl8188eu: move all source files from core subdirectory

From: Fabio Aiuto
Date: Wed Jul 21 2021 - 03:48:37 EST

Hello Larry,

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 07:22:26PM -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
> On 7/20/21 4:00 AM, Fabio Aiuto wrote:
> > maybe the information we will need one day is:
> >
> > will the core/-os_dep/-hal/-include/-directory-structure be
> > welcomed in mainline wireless subsystem, when an rtl* driver
> > will be perfectly tuned?
> >
> > At the moment I can't see such a directory organization
> > in any of the realtek wireless driver.
> >
> > Sure there's time for that;),
> The question is how much lipstick do you want to put on that pig? The
> current version does not use cfg80211, and it does not work with
> NetworkManager or a modern hostapd to create an AP.

yes there's a lot of work to do...

> If you want to get the rtl8188eu driver in shape to be added to the regular
> drivers section, then I suggest you start with the v5.2.2.4 branch of
> Many users of the RTL8188EU chip
> use that driver. At least that version fixes the two problems listed above.
> If you want to flatten the directory structure, you can do it there and
> offline.

if there's a version closer to mainline (as lwfinger seems to be)
why keeping the actual rtl8188eu on staging instead of the lwfinger one?

> I want to caution you that following this path will take a lot of time, but
> once you get it into kernel shape, it will at least be useful. I have never
> had the time, nor the ambition to undertake this effort.

yes, I understand, it's taking a lot of time with rtl8723bs as well, but
it's a good starting point for kernel newbies

> Larry

thank you,