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Date:	Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:01:49 +0100
From:	Peter Wu <>
To:	Larry Finger <>
Cc:	John W Linville <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Chaoming_Li <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] rtlwifi (and staging rtl8821ae) cleanups

On Thursday 20 March 2014 14:48:22 Larry Finger wrote:
> On 03/20/2014 01:52 PM, Peter Wu wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > The first patch of these series was NAKed some weeks ago because it would
> > conflict with the new rtl8723be driver. Since those changes are in
> > wireless-next now, I have adjusted that patch to take care of rtl8723be.
> > 
> > The other two patches to the staging driver is similar to the rtlwifi
> > changes. I am not sure who to send these two patches to. Greg is the
> > staging maintainer, but John takes wireless patches, so I have included
> > both of you.
> > 
> > All patches are compile-tested on top of v3.14-rc2-938-g67b3bd4.
> > 
> > I also found the following (unrelated to my patches) warning while
> > compiling the staging driver, perhaps it needs a closer look?
> Peter,
> Your Patch 1/3 applies cleanly and I think it is OK, but if you are going to
> do cleanups on the wireless tree, you should be working from the latest
> version of wireless-testing git repo. We are on 3.14-rc7 and there are
> several recent commits that might have conflicted.

The changes are not new, just updated for the latest wireless-next. I did test 
it on wireless-next, apparently it has not synced with Linus' tree yet:

$ git describe wireless-next/master 
$ git log --oneline -n4 rtlwifi-wireless-next 
cb39071 staging/rtl8821ae: remove unused allow_all_destaddr function
607693e staging/rtl8821ae: avoid accessing RCR directly
7db8deb rtlwifi: remove unused allow_all_destaddr functions
67b3bd4 brcmfmac: fallback to mimo_bw_cap for older firmwares

> As for the changes to staging/rtl8821ae (No. 2 & 3), once Linus starts the
> merge that will precede the release of 3.15-rc2, the entire code for
> rtl8821ae will be replaced. A cleaned-up version was nearly ready for the
> regular wireless tree in time to make 3.15, but it did not get enough
> testing. As a result, that driver will be in testing for one more cycle. By
> 3.16, it should reside in the regular tree and be out of staging.

I must be missing something, since I subscribed to linux-wireless this month, 
I have not seen discussions about a replacement for rtl8821ae. Is this driver 
not published yet?

> Pushing patches that affect both the regular tree and staging is complicated
> and should be avoided whenever possible.

Ok, I kept those in separate patches, but will send different series next time 
if it is preferred.


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