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Re: Ethernet bridging on 2.6.12-rc3 (PMC-sierra patched)

To: Raj Palani <>
Subject: Re: Ethernet bridging on 2.6.12-rc3 (PMC-sierra patched)
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 17:45:35 +0100
Cc: Roman Mashak <>,
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On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 09:15:56AM -0700, Raj Palani wrote:

> > The Titan driver (the version on and any other 
> > version I've
> > seen) are pretty broken and remarkably ugly pieces of code.  
> > The authors of the Basler eXcite platform have contributed 
> > their driver and I hope it will show up upstream soon.  Afaik 
> > it has not been tested with any of PMC's eval boards but the 
> > necessary changes should not be hard.
> I would request that you take a look at our current GE driver (msp85x0_ge.c) 
> for the Sequoia platform and send us your feedback.  This is currently 
> available on our ftp site under 
> /pub/linux/2.6.12/linux-2.6.12-rc3_L002.tar.gz.  The driver has been 
> completely re-written and we welcome any feedback on the same.
> The patches that have been generated for fixes that were made after this 
> release are available under /pub/linux/2.6.12/patches-2.6.12-rc3_L002.  
> We are in the process of generating a patch for the Sequoia platform (for the 
> MSP85x0) to be submitted to Linux/MIPS.  Note that we will be having a 
> separate GE driver for the MSP85x0, while the old Titan GE driver 
> (titan_ge.c) would support the Titan (RM912x) chip on the Yosemite platform.  
> FYI, the MSP85x0 is the new name for the RM915x device.

Unless my memory is wrong Seqoia and Yosemite have the same ethernet
controller, so why two drivers?


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