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Re: Merging SSB and HND/AI support

To: Johannes Berg <>
Subject: Re: Merging SSB and HND/AI support
From: Michael Büsch <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:17:42 +0100
Cc: Jonas Gorski <>,,,
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On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 12:13 +0100, Johannes Berg wrote: 
> On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 11:56 +0100, Michael Büsch wrote:
> > > As far as I can see, there are two possibilities:
> > > 
> > > a) Merge the HND/AI code into the current SSB code, or
> > > 
> > > b) add the missing code for SoCs to brcm80211 and replace the SSB code 
> > > with it.
> > 
> > Why can't we keep those two platforms separated?
> > Is there really a lot of shared code between SSB and HND/AI?
> I don't think there's a lot of shared code, but I believe that you need
> b43 to be able to target cores on both? And b43 currently uses the SSB
> APIs only.

Yeah right. That's what I was thinking about, too. Just leave SSB alone
and add bus glues to b43 for HND/AI. There's almost no SSB specific code
in b43. So it should be easily possible to add another probe entry from
the (to be written or derived from brcm80211) HND/AI subsystem.

Greetings Michael.

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