The question is probably aimed mainly at people maintaining 2.4 Linux
and/or networking, but I'd like to see an opinion of other users/
developers as well.
What do you think about updating the 2.4 generic HDLC layer to the
newer 2.5 code?
- it would break all sethdlc compatibility, users would be required to
get 2.5 sethdlc.c and recompile it. There are even cosmetic sethdlc
syntax changes and additions (sethdlc is a configuration tool).
- it would make it possible to support new boards like Cyclades PC300
(not only this one).
- drivers which are in current 2.4 include Moxa C101 and RISCom/N2,
which are older ISA cards. Most of their users currently use 2.5
generic HDLC (a patch) with 2.4 kernels anyway.
- the other driver affected is DSCC4, but I know exactly nothing about
it (a 2.5 version of it is, of course, available). What do you think,
The update, if any, wouldn't take place yet. I would expect it to happen
after some remaining questions regarding 2.5 code are resolved - chances
are there will be small changes to 2.5 generic HDLC interface first.
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