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Date:	Tue, 20 Oct 2009 08:58:54 +0200
From:	Holger Schurig <>
To:	Ivo van Doorn <>
Cc:	Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>,
	John Linville <>,,,
	Alban Browaeys <>,
	Benoit PAPILLAULT <>,
	Felix Fietkau <>,
	Luis Correia <>,
	Mattias Nissler <>,
	Mark Asselstine <>,
	Xose Vazquez Perez <>,
	"linux-kernel" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] rt2x00: Implement support for rt2800pci

> I don't agree on this, for starters the whole "abstraction
> layer as done in the staging driver, really obfuscated the code
> in multiple areas 

Ivo, you could look at Orinoco or Libertas. Both WLAN drivers 
support a multitude of different hardware (Libertas: CF/PCMCIA, 
SDIO, SD, USB and Orinoco: CF/PCMCIA, PCI, PPC_PMAC). And both 
have hardware abstraction layers that don't suck, obfuscate or 
create lots of duplicate code.

So AFAIK it's not the question *IF* to do hardware abstraction 
but only a question *HOW* to do it in an intelligent way. Don't 
luck at one bad implementation and disregard the whole 
concept :-)

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