Re: driver for Marvell 88E8053 PCI Express Gigabit LAN

From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Thu Jul 28 2005 - 11:51:00 EST

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 13:19:20 +0100
Daniel Drake <dsd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.
I am working on a sky2 driver modeled on skge. It is taking baby steps
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