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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.13-rc6] remove dead reset function from cpqfcTS driver
    >>>>> "Rolf" == Rolf Eike Beer <> writes:

    Hey Rolf!

    Rolf> There was a request on lkml last week for a working version of
    Rolf> this driver. For the moment I try to clean this up a bit before
    Rolf> doing some real work. I found 4 major things that should be
    Rolf> done, for half of them I have patches in a proof-of-concept
    Rolf> state.

    As Christoph said I'm working on a driver for the TachLite TL/TS/XL2

    Initially I just wanted to add support for the integrated PHY on XL2
    so we could support those cards on PA-RISC. But when I started
    looking at the driver I came to the conclusion that it was just too
    ugly to live. Architecturally, the overall design of cpqfc just
    doesn't fit in well with Linux. So I'm rewriting it from scratch -
    but that obviously takes a while.

    I think it's cool that you want to hack on cpqfcTS. But be aware that
    it's not just a matter of running lindent and making it compile in
    2.6.late. And without hardware it's going to be hard. Fibre channel
    is very finicky.

    If you manage to get your hands on hardware (cards - avoid Tachyon
    5000 series. TachLite 5100, 5166 or 5200 is what you want, disk array,
    hub/switch, GBICs, etc.) I wouldn't mind some help...

    Martin K. Petersen
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