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Date:   Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:25:33 +0530
From:   Manivannan Sadhasivam <>
To:     Marc Kleine-Budde <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] Add Microchip MCP25XXFD CAN driver


On 0611, Marc Kleine-Budde wrote:
> On 6/10/20 9:44 AM, Manivannan Sadhasivam wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > This series adds CAN network driver support for Microchip MCP25XXFD CAN
> > Controller with MCP2517FD as the target controller version. This series is
> > mostly inspired (or taken) from the previous iterations posted by Martin Sperl.
> > I've trimmed down the parts which are not necessary for the initial version
> > to ease review. Still the series is relatively huge but I hope to get some
> > reviews (post -rcX ofc!).
> > 
> > Link to the origial series posted by Martin:
> >
> > 
> > I've not changed the functionality much but done some considerable amount of
> > cleanups and also preserved the authorship of Martin for all the patches he has
> > posted earlier. This series has been tested on 96Boards RB3 platform by myself
> > and Martin has tested the previous version on Rpi3 with external MCP2517FD
> > controller.
> I initially started looking at Martin's driver and it was not using several
> modern CAN driver infrastructures. I then posted some cleanup patches but Martin
> was not working on the driver any more. Then I decided to rewrite the driver,
> that is the one I'm hoping to mainline soon.

So how should we proceed from here? It is okay for me to work on adding some
features and also fixing the issues you've reported so far. But I want to reach
a consensus before moving forward.

If you think that it makes sense to go with your set of patches, then I need an
estimate on when you'll post the first revision.

> Can you give it a try?

Sure thing. Will do.


> Marc
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