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Re: [PATCH 0/7] Staging: Octeon-ethernet driver.

To: Florian Fainelli <florian@openwrt.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] Staging: Octeon-ethernet driver.
From: Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 08:29:44 -0700
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>, David Daney <ddaney@caviumnetworks.com>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 09:49:52AM +0200, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> Le Thursday 04 June 2009 01:54:28 Greg KH, vous avez écrit :
> > On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 05:32:04PM -0700, David Daney wrote:
> > > This patch set introduces the octeon-ethernet driver into the
> > > drivers/staging tree.  The Octeon is a mips64r2 base multi-core SOC
> > > family.
> > >
> > > The first five patches are small tweaks to the existing octeon support
> > > that are required by the ethernet driver.  I would expect them to be
> > > merged via Ralf's linux-mips.org tree.
> > >
> > > The last two are the driver, and would probably be merged via the
> > > drivers/staging tree.  However since they depend on the first five,
> > > they probably shouldn't be merged until those five are merged.
> >
> > Ok, as Ralf doesn't seem to have responded to my previous query, I'll
> > just merge the last driver, and mark it CONFIG_BROKEN which you can turn
> > off when the infrastructure portions go in.
> >
> > Sound reasonable?
> 
> Cannot we get this driver merged via David Miller's tree instead ? It has 
> been 
> rock solid here and does not seem too ugly for a net-next-2.6 inclusion imho.

That's up to the submitter, it seemed that they wanted it in staging
first for some reason.

thanks,

greg k-h

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