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Date:   Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:30:06 +0300
From:   Kalle Valo <>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Jerome Pouiller <>,,,,,
        "David S . Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] wfx: move out from the staging area

Greg Kroah-Hartman <> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 07, 2020 at 12:19:36PM +0200, Jerome Pouiller wrote:
>> From: Jérôme Pouiller <>
>> I think the wfx driver is now mature enough to be accepted in the
>> drivers/net/wireless directory.
>> There is still one item on the TODO list. It is an idea to improve the rate
>> control in some particular cases[1]. However, the current performances of the
>> driver seem to satisfy everyone. In add, the suggested change is large enough.
>> So, I would prefer to implement it only if it really solves an issue. I think it
>> is not an obstacle to move the driver out of the staging area.
>> In order to comply with the last rules for the DT bindings, I have converted the
>> documentation to yaml. I am moderately happy with the result. Especially, for
>> the description of the binding. Any comments are welcome.
>> The series also update the copyrights dates of the files. I don't know exactly
>> how this kind of changes should be sent. It's a bit weird to change all the
>> copyrights in one commit, but I do not see any better way.
>> I also include a few fixes I have found these last weeks.
>> [1]
> I'll take the first 6 patches here, the last one you should work with
> the wireless maintainers to get reviewed.
> Maybe that might want to wait until after 5.10-rc1 is out, with all of
> these changes in it, making it an easier move.

Yes, the driver needs to be reviewed in linux-wireless list. I recommend
submitting the whole driver in a patchset with one file per patch, which
seems to be the easiest way to review a full driver. The final move will
be in just one commit moving the driver, just like patch 7 does here. As
an example see how wilc1000 review was done.

Device tree bindings needs to be reviewed by the DT maintainer so CC
devicetree on that patch.

But do note that there's currently one new driver in review queue, so it
will most likely take some time before wfx is reviewed.


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