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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] rt2x00: Implement support for rt2800pci
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[ I somehow missed this one by not being on cc: ]

On Thursday 15 October 2009 22:04:14 Ivo van Doorn wrote:
> Add support for the rt2860/rt3090 chipsets from Ralink.
>
> Includes various patches from a lot of people who helped
> getting this driver into the current shape.
>
> Signed-off-by: Alban Browaeys <prahal@yahoo.com>
> Signed-off-by: Benoit PAPILLAULT <benoit.papillault@free.fr>
> Signed-off-by: Felix Fietkau <nbd@openwrt.org>
> Signed-off-by: Luis Correia <luis.f.correia@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Mattias Nissler <mattias.nissler@gmx.de>
> Signed-off-by: Mark Asselstine <asselsm@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Xose Vazquez Perez <xose.vazquez@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Ivo van Doorn <IvDoorn@gmail.com>
> ---
> http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/ivd/patches/0003-rt2x00-Implement-support-for-rt2800pci.patch

First let me say that I'm very happy to see this patch finally being
submitted and I appreciate the effort..

(I'll give it a spin on Eee 901 w/ 2.6.32-rc5 sometime later..)


Now to the less happy part..

I also used the opportunity to take a closer look at this driver and
it seems that it needlessly adds around 2 KLOC to kernel by duplicating
the common content of rt2800usb.h to rt2800pci.h instead of moving it
to the shared header (like it is done in the staging crap drivers):

$ wc -l drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.h drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800pci.h
1951 drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.h
1960 drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800pci.h
3911 total

$ diff -u drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.h drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800pci.h|diffstat
rt2800pci.h | 213 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------------
1 file changed, 111 insertions(+), 102 deletions(-)
Similarly it looks like most of the code between rt2800usb.c and rt2800pci.c
could also be shared (up to another 2 KLOC saved) by adding abstraction layer
for accessing chipset registers over different buses (again like it is done
in staging crap drivers):

$ wc -l drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800pci.c
3077 drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c
3323 drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800pci.c
6400 total

$ diff -u drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800pci.c|diffstat
rt2800pci.c | 2190 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------------
1 file changed, 1218 insertions(+), 972 deletions(-)
[ for better visualization of issues raised diffs themselves are available at:
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/bart/rt2800/ ]

All in all, the total amount of the kernel code needed for implementing
rt2800pci functionality should 1-2 KLOC instead of the current 5 KLOC.


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