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Date:	Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:41:45 -0500
From:	Dan Williams <>
To:	Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc:	Marcelo Tosatti <>,
	Johannes Berg <>,
	netdev <>, Jeff Garzik <>,
	"John W. Linville" <>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,
	Arnd Bergmann <>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Marvell Libertas 8388 802.11b/g USB driver (v2)

On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 23:06 +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 04:42:04PM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > And using the Marvell provided firmware is a requirement for OLPC
> > machines, where the CPU will be shut down but the chip+firmware will
> > continue to forward packets in the mesh network (there are extreme power
> > saving constraints on these machines).
> Well, than it probably doesn't go into mainline if you want to continue
> doing this stupid layering violation.

In the future we'll likely need some layering to support the 8385
SDIO/CF variant, but most likely not in way the USB support is currently
excessively layered and abstracted.


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