Re: [PATCH] em28xx patches against the latest git tree

From: Alex Riesen
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 14:29:37 EST

Markus Rechberger, Wed, Oct 22, 2008 20:10:49 +0200:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 7:59 PM, Alex Riesen <raa.lkml@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 2008/10/22 Markus Rechberger <mrechberger@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >>> commit history is available at:
> >>
> >>
> >
> > There is already an Empia EM28XX driver in the official tree. If your driver
> > is based on it, could you point at the first commit in *your* tree at
> > which
> > corresponds to that driver? (if you do, your history can be moved into
> > central Git
> > repo completely, every commit of it)
> >
> The development has been split off for 3 years from the original
> repository. The internal driver differs alot.

So it is more like a new driver. I tried merging them about half a
year ago (unsuccessfully, of course). In the end your driver worked
with that piece of hardware I have (it seem to produce an awful lot of
tracing though) and I stayed with it.

> The driver has a long and rather bad history, which I'd like to avoid
> by using the different directory.

You could submit patches depricating it. Does the old driver support
something yours does not?

> Some patches got ported from my repository into the kernel although
> most devices don't work at all with the current inkernel driver (eg.
> em2888, flash based, isdb-t, cx25843, some saa7114.. based devices).

Mine (a Pinnacle-Apple-something, USB) does not work with it at all.

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