Broadcom wifi drivers in F-14?

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Fri Sep 17 13:57:53 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 09:39 -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> That said, it is still extremely late for F-14 consideration.
> Those interested in seeing this driver in some later F-14 kernel
> update or in F-15 or beyond are strongly encouraged to take-up
> this driver's cause in getting it migrated from drivers/staging to
> drivers/net/wireless in the upstream kernel. 

Are these devices really *so* different from what's gone before that
they deserve their own completely separate driver? Or should support for
the new hardware be merged into the existing ssb/b43 framework?

It wouldn't be the first time that a vendor has submitted a "new" driver
which really shouldn't have been reinventing the wheel.


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