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Date:	Mon, 7 May 2007 19:17:20 -0400
From:	Michael Wu <>
To:	Jeff Garzik <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,,
	John Linville <>,
	Andrea Merello <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] Add rtl8187 wireless driver

On Monday 07 May 2007 11:25, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> I am a bit skeptical that multiple files are needed.  It seems like
> drivers/net/wireless/rtl818x.c would be a better path, a la tg3.c.
The radio tuning stuff could be stuffed into rtl8187_dev.c, but I like to keep 
it separate since rtl8187_rtl8225.c tends to contain all the radio tuning 
black magic that no one really understands except for the engineers at 
Realtek, whereas rtl8187_dev.c is mostly straightforward. rtl8187 can also 
(in theory) use another radio chip (rtl8255). The two headers - rtl818x.h and 
rtl8187.h cannot be merged because the definitions in rtl818x.h are shared 
between the usb and pci drivers.

I rather not combine any files, though I don't mind collapsing the driver 
another level. However, I think other driver authors much prefer having their 
own directory, and I'd like to keep the drivers consistently in their own 
directory or all together in drivers/net/wireless.

-Michael Wu

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