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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Intel IXP4xx network drivers v.2 - Ethernet and HSS
On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 09:05:18PM +0930, Rod Whitby wrote:

> >> So, if the author of these patches wishes to concentrate on big-endian
> >> support first, then we will not say (and have not said) anything which
> >> will block inclusion of a big-endian only version of this driver.
> >
> > The NSLU2 people are the ones here that are saying that the driver
> > should really support LE (because that is what they happen to be
> > using, the rest of the world runs the ixp4xx in BE)
> I'll repeat again. NSLU2-Linux supports both BE and LE. We have
> about 5,000 users running BE and about 5,000 users running LE.

Perhaps, but somehow I don't think that we'd have seen any reaction
if the submitted driver had only supported LE and not BE.

> > Please just write the patch and let's get this over with.
> Please let's just stop arguing about it. If a patch appears before
> it gets merged, then great. If it doesn't then it will appear at a
> later date.

Great. I agree.
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