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Re: [PATCH 0/7] Staging: Octeon-ethernet driver.

To: Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] Staging: Octeon-ethernet driver.
From: David Daney <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 08:37:32 -0700
Cc: Greg KH <>, David Miller <>,, Ralf Baechle <>, linux-mips <>
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Florian Fainelli wrote:
Le Thursday 04 June 2009 01:54:28 Greg KH, vous avez écrit :
On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 05:32:04PM -0700, David Daney wrote:
This patch set introduces the octeon-ethernet driver into the
drivers/staging tree.  The Octeon is a mips64r2 base multi-core SOC

The first five patches are small tweaks to the existing octeon support
that are required by the ethernet driver.  I would expect them to be
merged via Ralf's tree.

The last two are the driver, and would probably be merged via the
drivers/staging tree.  However since they depend on the first five,
they probably shouldn't be merged until those five are merged.
Ok, as Ralf doesn't seem to have responded to my previous query, I'll
just merge the last driver, and mark it CONFIG_BROKEN which you can turn
off when the infrastructure portions go in.

Sound reasonable?

Cannot we get this driver merged via David Miller's tree instead ? It has been rock solid here and does not seem too ugly for a net-next-2.6 inclusion imho.

The driver is not suitable for drivers/net at this time. I would not want to subject David Miller to the ugliness contained within.

Although it does process network packets reliably, it really is only suitable for the staging tree at this time.

David Daney.

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