Le mardi 1 décembre 2009 23:23:10, Hector Martin a écrit :
> Hello, Maxime and Florian,
> I saw that partial BCM63xx support has been merged into mainline. As I
> am interested in developing a driver for this platform, I would like to
> inquire as to the state of the remaining bits to merge. As it stands
> now, the code merged into mainline is rather broken and incomplete.
> I'll be happy to grab the code myself and get the patches in proper
> merging order for mainline if nobody else is working / has time for it
> at the moment, so I'm asking first.
Everything that Maxime sent is, or will be merged either in 2.6.32 or in
2.6.33, that includes:
- arch/mips/bcm63xx (will be in 2.6.32)
- USB driver bits (2.6.33)
- Ethernet MAC driver bits (2.6.32)
- Ethernet PHY driver bits (2.6.32)
- UART driver (2.6.32)
- PCMCIA support (2.6.32)
> I have a BCM63xx router and will be testing whatever I work on, both
> compiling and running. My current reference is the OpenWRT patchset,
> which is against an older kernel but seems to be working pretty well on
> the actual hardware. I've also seen the linux-bcm63xx.git tree. Between
> these I should be able to put together a decent set of commits that
> cleanly apply onto current mainline.
We maintain a couple of different patches for OpenWrt, specifically the mtd
partition parser since we provide images, so the box should boot from Flash.
That driver is not in a mergable state at the moment. There is also a embryon
of a SPI driver and a watchdog driver, which I will probably submit once
> Please let me know what your thoughts are, and whether I should proceed
> and work on this myself or whether you have other plans.
My plans are currently to maintain the bcm63xx board code and drivers in a
working state for the community, probably not much.
Best regards, Florian Fainelli
IRC: [florian] on irc.freenode.net