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Date:	Mon, 7 May 2007 13:59:26 +0100
From:	Michael-Luke Jones <>
To:	Krzysztof Halasa <>
Cc:	Jeff Garzik <>, Russell King <>,
	lkml <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] Intel IXP4xx network drivers

On 7 May 2007, at 01:07, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:

> Adds IXP4xx drivers for built-in CPU components:
> - hardware queue manager
> - NPE (network coprocessors),
> - Ethernet ports,
> - HSS (sync serial) ports (currently only non-channelized HDLC).
> Both Ethernet and HSS drivers use queue manager and NPE driver and
> require external firmware file(s) available from
> "Platform device" definitions for Ethernet ports on IXDP425  
> development
> platform are provided (though it has been tested on not yet available
> IXP425-based hardware only)
> Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Halasa <>

Immediate comments as follows:

(Krzysztof has already seen them in a private email but I'm putting  
them out so people can publically disagree with me if I have got this  

Code placement:
Queue Manager & NPE code => arch/arm/mach-ixp4xx
WAN driver code => drivers/net/wan
Eth code => drivers/net/arm

I'm not convinced about 'config IXP4XX_NETDEVICES'. I'd lose it  
together with the drivers/net/ixp4xx directory
Ethernet & HSS code should probably select NPE and QMGR (rather than  
depend) but these options should still be exposed in arch/arm/mach- 

Michael-Luke Jones

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