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Date:   Tue, 5 Jul 2022 11:27:13 -0700
From:   Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Cc:     Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
        Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>, davem@...emloft.net,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, edumazet@...gle.com, corbet@....net,
        jdmason@...zu.us, vburru@...vell.com, jiawenwu@...stnetic.com,
        linux-doc@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] eth: remove neterion/vxge

On Tue, 5 Jul 2022 11:06:34 -0700
Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 05 Jul 2022 08:17:24 +0200 Paolo Abeni wrote:
> > On Fri, 2022-07-01 at 14:40 -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:  
> > > 100%, I really wish something like that existed. I have a vague memory
> > > of Fedora or some other distro collecting HW data. Maybe it died because
> > > of privacy issues?    
> > 
> > AFAICS that database still exists and is active:
> > 
> > https://linux-hardware.org/?view=search&vendor=neterion&d=All
> > 
> > It shows no usage at all for the relevant vendor.
> > 
> > On the flip side, it looks like the data points come mostly/exclusively
> > from desktop systems, not very relevant in this specific case.  
> 
> GTK! There is a whole bunch of old Mellanox NICs reported so I think
> there is _some_ server coverage. I'm leaning towards applying the patch.

Looks like S2IO became Neterion and then was acquired by Exar in 2010.
Then MaxLinear acquired Exar in 2017.
Looks like they dropped out of NIC business and only do switches??

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