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

To: Ganesan Ramalignam <ganesanr@broadcom.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Staging: Netlogic XLR/XLS GMAC driver
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:19:29 +0800
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 07:43:54PM +0530, Ganesan Ramalignam wrote:
> 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.

Why then?  What is so magic about 2 months?  In two months, this driver
is not going to be in a released version of the kernel yet.

> > > --- /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.

What is "FMN"?

thanks,

greg k-h

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