|| ||Johannes Berg <johannes-AT-sipsolutions.net> |
|| ||Greg KH <greg-AT-kroah.com> |
|| ||Re: Staging tree status for the .32 kernel merge |
|| ||Thu, 03 Sep 2009 10:49:46 +0200|
|| ||linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, devel-AT-linuxdriverproject.org|
|| ||Article, Thread
> - rt* wireless drivers. Bart has done amazing work merging all
> of these together into something much better than they
> originally were. And even better, they still work! Great
> job Bart!
Work on the rt2x00 project has also progressed to a point where the
drivers are getting much closer to being useful, so eventually all this
work will have been in vain.
> - vt66* wireless drivers. These VIA drivers are being actively
> worked on to get into a much better shape. Nice job.
And do they come with their own wireless stack too?
> - otus. This is sitting here until a "real" wireless driver
> will be merged through the wireless tree. Hopefully that
> happens soon.
ar9170 has been in for a while now, it's just not quite at feature
parity yet -- however that also means otus will get no work whatsoever
from any of the wireless folks. Draw your own conclusions. Personally, I
would drop it and let the users figure out whether they can live with
ar9170 or need to support work on it.
> - agnx wireless driver. No one seems to care about it. If no
> one steps up soon, it will be removed in .33.
Never really worked and the reverse engineered (!) hardware specs are
incomplete, with the main developer having given up. I think it's fair
to say that this is a dead end. I suspect the hardware isn't even
manufactured any more, at least I haven't recently seen it.
> - at76_usb wireless driver. Again, no one working on it, it
> will be dropped in .33.
There's at76c...something...-usb now, with a situation similar to the
> - stlc45xx. Another wireless driver that no one seems to care
> about. So sad. I guess no one will miss it when it goes away
> in .33.
p54spi has gotten probably 95% of the functionality of this, so it's
only really useful for looking at the calibration data loading on the
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