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SubjectRe: Drivers for selfmade hardware
On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 09:47:52PM +0200, Michael Buesch wrote:
> I'm wondering what the policy is for selfmade hardware
> or other hardware where only a few pieces exist. Is it desired
> to get drivers for this kind of hardware merged upstream into the
> mainline kernel?
>
> I have a tiny driver that can be used to drive a modified
> Brooktree 8xx based card in 24-port GPIO mode.
> So the card can be used as a cheap digital PCI GPIO card.
> This hardware can be built with some soldering skills, a tiny
> soldering tip and a few hours of free time.
>
> So what's the policy? Push to mainline or keep as seperate

Push to mainline as long as you have a nice enough guide on the web
somewhere describing how to build it :)



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