On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 02:29:17PM -0400, David Daney wrote:
> On 06/16/2011 11:18 AM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > Hi David,
> > looks like we'll need to use the Octeon Ethernet driver from SDK 2.0
> > or later in our system, for performance reasons. We plan to use 2.6.39,
> > so we can not directly use the SDK driver.
> > Do you (or someone else) have plans to port it to the upstream kernel,
> > or do you know if such a port exists ?
> I can't really comment on specific plans other than to say that we are
> working towards reducing the divergence between our Octeon SDK and
> upstream kernels.
> The existence of any port is irrelevant, what you want is something you
> can use, and I am not aware of anything other that what is currently in
> the drivers/staging.
It is not completely irrelevant. If someone did the work already, I won't have
to do it myself. And I won't end up submitting a patch to the driver in staging
just to learn that someone else did the same two days earlier, or planned to
the same set of changes two days later.