> On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 06:27:20PM +0800, Thomas Lau wrote:
> > Chmouel Boudjnah wrote:
> > > Juergen Schoew <Juergen.Schoew@unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> writes:
> > > > On 15-Feb-01 Thomas Lau wrote:
> > > > > hey, I found this driver on mandrake kernel sources, it's ac3, but I
> > > > > need ac14 code, also, why still not port this driver into kernel?
> > > > > the patch file already released 1 years ago
> > > >
> > > > Have you checked http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/dc395/index.html
> > > > there ist a driver Version 1.32 (2000-12-02).
> > >
> > > it's the version included with the mandrake kernel.
> > Well, I think it should add to normal kernel and do not need to patch, Thanks
> No, it shouldn't.
> Drivers normally get added to the mainstream kernel if the driver is stable
> enough and somebody acting as maintainer requests to have it included. And,
> then of course, Linus / Alan / ... need to accept it.
> I'm maintaining this driver, but in spite of lots of requests to add it to
> the mainstream kernels, I refused to do so. The reason is that some people
> (ca. 5%) using this driver are having serious problems, which I have not
> been able to track down so far. In the worst case, you can end up with data
> corruption. (I could reproduce and fix some of the problems, but not the data
> corruption one.) As that's not funny, I do not want the driver to be in the
> mainstream kernel.
> > also, why this driver still stick in ac3?
> > and where can I find the new version of this patch?
> My version is on
> > I think mandrake was improved that driver, Thanks
> I would be both amazed and pissed off if this would be the case.
> Amazed because somebody was investing time to work on the driver and
> potentially even fix problems.
> Pissed off, because I think it's very bad to fix problems and not submit
> the patches back to the official maintainers.
> BTW, if somebody can provide a reasonable description of the chip
> (TRM-S1040), the chances that I'd find the bug would increase a lot ...
> Kurt Garloff <firstname.lastname@example.org> Eindhoven, NL
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well, I saw the driver not updated for a few months ago, can you release a new
unstable driver to people?
also, Mandrake and SuSE have a lot of expert that you can find them to help you,
they have a lot of resource if you request :)
and I hope you can have a path in kernel.org, so we can get the last release of
DC395 driver, Thanks a lot
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