Device tree aware EMAC driver
jwboyer at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Sat Sep 15 08:37:47 EST 2007
On Thu, 2007-08-23 at 09:30 +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-23 at 13:56 +1000, David Gibson wrote:
> > Jeff, I've discussed this with BenH, and although there are some
> > problems with the driver still, we think it's good enough to merge in
> > 2.6.24, the warts can be fixed up later. Please apply...
> Or to be more precise:
> This driver will work well for 4xx platforms and will allow us to move a
> big step toward getting rid of arch/ppc. The issues with DMA mapping
> really only concern the case where this is used within the cell "Axon"
> southbridge, which doesn't happen on any released product at this stage.
Since we have 4 boards that could use this now, and at least one more on
the way, I've put this in the 'emac' branch of my git tree. That branch
is based off of the current 'upstream' branch of the netdev-2.6 tree.
This is just intended to make it easier for those that want to use
ibm_newemac on their boards while we work the driver into the netdev
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