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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4: Merge Emulex and Qlogic FC drivers ?
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On Sunday 10 November 2002 23:37, Daniel Mehrmann wrote:
> On Sunday 10 November 2002 23:14, Sean Neakums wrote:
> > commence Daniel Mehrmann quotation:
> > > i want merge the linux driver for FC controllers from Qlogic
> > > and Emulex (All series from both) into the kernel tree,
> > > because i need this for our company.
> > >
> > > Qlogic is clear GPL but Emulex have no GPL.
> > > I think the license to use the code is free and i see no
> > > problems.
> >
> > The last time I looked at an Emulex Linux driver (for the
> > LP-7000, about six months ago), it consisted of a large
> > binary-only portion, shipped in a .a file, and the source code
> > for a shim to have the library code talk to the kernel.
> >
> > Furthermore, the driver was configured by editing a .c file and
> > rebuilding it.
> >
> > All in all, a quality experience.
>
> Mh, i have the complete source code. Only the hba access
> for IP over FC is binary, but that`s a libary api for userland
> tools. I only want merge the standalone driver for both products.
> If i do this, i must add this to a readme file.
>
Ops, you`re right. I used the wrong directory :-((
Ok, for Emulex series i can forget this plan !

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