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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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