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Date:	Fri, 28 Jul 2006 10:28:47 +0800
From:	"Jesse Huang" <jesse@...lus.com.tw>
To:	"Neil Horman" <nhorman@...driver.com>,
	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>
Cc:	<linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	<akpm@...l.org>, <jgarzik@...ox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Create IP100A Driver

Dear All:

There are release note of ip100a.c, that is also different of ip100a.c and
sundance.c:

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.21]          1. Support for Mandrake10.x
[2006/5/4]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.20]          1. Solve host error problem in alpha embedded system.
[2005/12/9]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.19]          1. After 2.6.11, changed slot_name to pci_name().
[2005/8/3]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.18]          1. Modify driver for kernel after 2.6.10
[2005/5/6]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.17]          1. Fix host error when repeatly down/up IP100A
[2005/4/20]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.16a]          1. Remove support for kernel 2.2.x in readme.txt
[2005/4/15]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.16]          1. Support for kernel 2.6.x
[2004/10/22]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.15b]         1. Change Makefile for "Unresolved symbols".
[2004/08/30]    2. Remove depmod -a in readme.txt

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.15a]         1. Updata Readme.txt. add #depmod -a
[2004/08/27]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.15]         1. Mask MemBaseAddr and IOBaseAddr bit 0 to 6.
[2004/08/18]   2. Updata Readme.txt section C to more detail.

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.14a]         1. Add how to change speed in readme.txt
[2004/08/18]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.14]         1. Fix parameter "media" for change speed function.
[2004/08/17]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[1.13]         1. Fix LED BUG when IC run global reset.
[2004/07/24]

version        descriptions
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[v1.12]        1. Change Vendor from Sundance to IC Plus
[2004/04/13]   2. Add Device ID 0200


version     descriptions
----------------------------------------------------------------------
[v1.11]        1. Create from sundance.c(dlh5x-1.10.tgz).
[2004/04/08]   2. Start phy id scan at id 0.
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neil Horman" <nhorman@...driver.com>
To: "John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>
Cc: "Jesse Huang" <jesse@...lus.com.tw>; <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>;
<netdev@...r.kernel.org>; <akpm@...l.org>; <jgarzik@...ox.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Create IP100A Driver


On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 08:54:27AM -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 03:54:25PM -0400, Jesse Huang wrote:
> > From: Jesse Huang <jesse@...lus.com.tw>
> >
> > This is the first version of IP100A Linux Driver.
>
> One general comment is that your patch is whitespace-damaged,
> undoubtedly mangled by your mailer.  I would suggest that you use
> a text- or curses-based mailer (like mutt or even mail) for sending
> patches, but I'm sure there are graphical mailers that can be trained
> to not be "too smart".
>
> > +static struct pci_device_id ipf_pci_tbl[] __devinitdata = {
> > +       {0x1186, 0x1002, 0x1186, 0x1002, 0, 0, 0},
> > +       {0x1186, 0x1002, 0x1186, 0x1003, 0, 0, 1},
> > +       {0x1186, 0x1002, 0x1186, 0x1012, 0, 0, 2},
> > +       {0x1186, 0x1002, 0x1186, 0x1040, 0, 0, 3},
> > +       {0x1186, 0x1002, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, 4},
> > +       {0x13F0, 0x0201, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, 5},
> > +       {0x13F0, 0x0200, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, 6},
> > +       {0,}
> > +};
>
> This PCI ID table is identical to the one in the sundance driver.
> What advantage does this driver offer over sundance?
>
> Thanks,
>
> John

Having read Johns comment, I went back and looked again, and in fact the
entire
driver appears to be a copy of the sundance code.  The most significant
changes
I can see is that the header includes were moved to ipf.h, and the
non-standard
data types (UINT/UCHAR/etc) were added.

Regards
Neil

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