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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: SFLC helps developers assess ar5k (enabling free Atheros HAL)
On Wednesday 15 November 2006 20:21, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 07:42:14PM +0100, Michael Buesch wrote:
> > Now that it seems to be ok to use these openbsd sources, should I port
> > them to my driver framework?
> > I looked over the ar5k code and, well, I don't like it. ;)
> > I don't really like having a HAL. I'd rather prefer a "real" driver
> > without that HAL obfuscation.
> I don't think anyone likes the HAL-based architecture. I don't think
> we will accept a HAL-based driver into the upstream kernel.

Yeah, wanted to hear that. ;)

> The point is that the ar5k is now safe to be used as a reference and
> source of information (and code, as appropriate) without copyright FUD.
> Distilling that information into a proper Linux driver is work that
> remains to be done.

Yeah, ok. I'll look what I can do. First I'll have to read the code.
and understand it. DMA stuff seems to be really obfuscated though
dozens of callbacks, heh. :)

Greetings Michael.
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