Re: [RFC: 2.6 patch] remove drivers/net/eepro100.c

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sat Nov 19 2005 - 15:35:26 EST

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 11:12:28AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Russell King wrote:
> >On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 04:33:02AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >
> >>This patch removes the obsolete drivers/net/eepro100.c driver.
> >>
> >>Is there any reason why it should be kept?
> >
> >
> >Tt's the only driver which works correctly on ARM CPUs. e100 is
> >basically buggy. This has been discussed here on lkml and more
> >recently on linux-netdev. If anyone has any further questions
> >please read the archives of those two lists.
> After reading the archives, one discovers the current status is:
> waiting on ARM folks to test e100
> Latest reference is public message-id <4371A373.6000308@xxxxxxxxx>,
> which was CC'd to you.
> There is a patch in netdev-2.6.git#e100-sbit and in Andrew's -mm tree
> that should solve the ARM problems, and finally allow us to kill
> eepro100. But it's waiting for feedback...

I'mn not subscribed to netdev, and 4371A373.6000308@xxxxxxxxx was not
Cc'ed to me, but I do now understand the status of e100/eepro100.

After all my email was just an RFC.

> Jeff



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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