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Re: [PATCH] tc35815 driver update (take 2)

To: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tc35815 driver update (take 2)
From: Jeff Garzik <>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 06:20:04 -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

Major advantages of CELF version (version 1.23, for kernel 2.6.10) 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 improvoments since version 1.23 are:

* TX4939 support.
* NETPOLL support.
* NAPI support. (disabled by default)
* Reduce memcpy on receiving.
* PM support.
* Many cleanups and bugfixes.

Signed-off-by: Atsushi Nemoto <>

drivers/net/Kconfig | 3 drivers/net/tc35815.c | 2587 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------ include/linux/pci_ids.h | 2 3 files changed, 1917 insertions(+), 675 deletions(-)

applied to #upstream, let's give it a good review while it hangs out in libata-dev.git#ALL and -mm

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