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Re: [PATCH] Staging: Netlogic XLR/XLS GMAC driver

To: "Greg Kroah-Hartman" <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Staging: Netlogic XLR/XLS GMAC driver
From: "Ganesan Ramalignam" <ganesanr@broadcom.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 19:43:54 +0530
Cc: "Ralf Baechle" <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 02:58:51PM +0800, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 11:59:18AM +0530, ganesanr@broadcom.com wrote:
> >  This patch has to be merged via staging tree.
> > 
> >  This driver has been submitted to netdev tree and reviewed, the comments 
> >  are list in TODO list, will be addressed in next cycle of submission, till
> >  that time I wanted this driver to be in staging tree.
> > 
> >  This driver shall be sent to netdev@vger.kernel.org and David Miller 
> > <davem@davemloft.net>
> >  for further review.
> 
> When is that going to happen?
> 

In two months.

> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/drivers/staging/netlogic/Kconfig
> > @@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
> > +config NETLOGIC_XLR_NET
> > +   tristate "Netlogic XLR/XLS network device"
> > +   depends on CPU_XLR
> 
> Why will this not build on any other platform?  It should, right?
> 
>

This driver is for XLR processor ethernet, which is depend on FMN
for any communication between packet processing agents, so this driver
depend on XLR platform.

> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/drivers/staging/netlogic/TODO
> > @@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
> > +* Implementing 64bit stat counter in software
> > +* All memory allocation should be changed to DMA allocations
> > +* All the netdev should be linked to single pdev as parent
> > +* Changing comments in to linux standred format
> > +
> 
> I need a name and email address for who is responsible for this driver
> and will be handling patches for it.
> 

Will add the emaipl address list and resubmit.

> Please fix this up and resubmit.
> 
> thanks,
> 
> greg k-h
> 


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