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SubjectRe: Device Driver
that would be great if you could give me some instructions on generating a
and updating the kernel. Thanks



ps. I can't seem to mail you directly

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Owens" <>
To: "Mike McLeod" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: Device Driver

> On Mon, 16 Oct 2000 14:30:39 +1000,
> "Mike McLeod" <> wrote:
> >The company I work for has developed a new piece of hardware, and we are
> >eager to have the drivers for this hardware included as part of the
> >Linux kernel. Currently, we have customers who have been using our
> >product for a couple of months, and so far we have had no problems. All
> >of the code is open except for an image file that is loaded onto the
> >card when the driver is installed that handles it's logic. From here,
> >how do we begin the process of getting our drivers included into the
> >kernel?
> You need to generate a patch to add the code into the relevant kernel
> directory and update the Makefile accordingly. Since this is messy for
> beginners, contact me ( off list and I can get you
> through it.
> ps. Please tell Outlook to send mail to linux-kernel using plain text
> instead of quoted printable + HTML, the latter wastes bandwidth
> and messes up patches.

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