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SubjectRE: [PATCH 1/2]Intel Moorestown NAND driver patch for mainline


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alan Cox [mailto:alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk]
>Sent: 2009年6月6日 23:04
>To: Gao, Yunpeng
>Cc: gregkh@suse.de; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2]Intel Moorestown NAND driver patch for mainline
>
>On Sun, 7 Jun 2009 00:44:55 +0800
>Yunpeng Gao <yunpeng.gao@intel.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Greg,
>>
>> This is the first Intel Moorestown NAND driver patch for mainline. I
>> generated it and complie it against Linus' kernel tree, tag v2.6.30-rc8.
>
>Flash drivers should go to David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> as he
>maintains the mtd layer flash support code (which you don't seem to be
>using ?)

Hi Alan,

The Moorestown NAND flash driver is licensed from the Moorestown NAND controller vendor. It's a standalone NAND driver. According to the vendor, this driver has some advanced features specific to the controller hardware and is difficult to port to MTD subsystem.

As the driver is still under development now and not ready for submitting to either block or MTD subsystem, I think it's better to first submit it to staging for widely review. Then after all features of the driver were enabled, we can discuss and decide which subsystem to submit it to.

Thanks.

Rgds,
Yunpeng
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