Re: driver for Marvell 88E8053 PCI Express Gigabit LAN

From: Daniel Drake
Date: Thu Jul 28 2005 - 07:22:47 EST

Hi Alexander,

Alexander Fieroch wrote:
Alexander Fieroch wrote:

Oh, that driver is very old. Here is the latest one which is working with the current kernel:

Could you please integrate it to the kernel?

Syskonnect's latest changes to the sk98lin driver do not adhere to Linux coding standards -- they have basically crammed two drivers into one in an ugly fashion. It won't be included in the mainline kernel in this form.

Part of sk98lin has been rewritten as skge (this supports the Yukon-based PCI adapters) which will be included in 2.6.13.

In order to support the newer Yukon-II (PCI express) adapters in an acceptable fashion, a new driver will need to be written, skge-style. I don't think this is in development just yet. Perhaps you could try contacting Syskonnect/Marvell yourself to get them to help out developing a driver fit for inclusion.

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