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Re: [PATCH 1/2] tc35815 driver update (part 1)

To: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] tc35815 driver update (part 1)
From: Jeff Garzik <>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 20:11:14 -0500
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Atsushi Nemoto wrote:
Current tc35815 driver is very obsolete and less maintained for a long
time.  Replace it with a new driver based on one from CELF patch
archive.  It was for 2.6.10 kernel so some adjustment and cleanup are
added. (remove config.h, SA_ to IRQF_ conversion, etc.)

Major advantages are:

* Independent of JMR3927.
  (Actually independent of MIPS, but AFAIK the chip is used only on
   MIPS platforms)
* TX4938 support.
* 64-bit proof.
* Asynchronous and on-demand auto negotiation.
* High performance on non-coherent architecture.
* ethtool support.
* Many bugfixes and cleanups.

And next patch add further improvements/bugfixes/cleanups.

Signed-off-by: Atsushi Nemoto <>
This is a patch against current git-tree.

drivers/net/Kconfig | 3 drivers/net/tc35815.c | 2070 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------- include/linux/pci_ids.h | 1 3 files changed, 1440 insertions(+), 634 deletions(-)

Would you be kind enough to

a) provide a URL to a .c file (or post it, if it's under 100K) so that we may more easily review this

b) combine both patches into a single patch. might as well, since it's a rewrite.

c) rediff your patch against linux-2.6.git + Ralf's killall removal patch, and resend. There were some minor conflicting changes that appeared, though these changes will certainly become irrelevant once your new driver is merged.

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