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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 06/27] brcm80211: move under broadcom vendor directory
Florian Fainelli <> writes:

> On 18/11/15 11:19, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
>> On 11/18/2015 03:45 PM, Kalle Valo wrote:
>>> Part of reorganising wireless drivers directory and Kconfig. Note that I had to
>>> edit Makefiles from subdirectories to use the new location.
>>> Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <>
>>> ---
>> I would prefer to remove the brcm80211 directory in this process and create:
>> drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcmfmac
>> drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcmsmac
>> drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcmutil
>> drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/include
>> This way we have one directory less.
> Would not that make keeping track of the previous and future history
> harder for people contributing to these drivers? I could imagine that
> for Arend and other Broadcom engineers, dealing with a simple level move
> would be manageable, but having to account for a different directory
> hierarchy could be a pain.
> What is the impact on compat-wireless after/before these changes by the way?

It's called backports nowadays :)

But I understood that as long as we have a separate kconfig option for
the vendor directories (CONFIG_WLAN_VENDOR_*) it should be ok. For 4.3
we didn't have that for realtek directory and that caused pain for

Kalle Valo

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