Lucid request update: sfc driver

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Wed Jan 13 14:22:31 GMT 2010


Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Please update the sfc driver to the version in 2.6.33-rc3.  This adds
> support for the SFC9000 family of 10G Ethernet adapters.  Note that
> there are a very large number of changes in the driver after 2.6.32;
> most of these were refactoring required in preparation for the addition
> of new hardware support.
> 
> A small number of changes to sfc depend on these networking core changes
> relative to 2.6.32:
> 
> commit d73d3a8cb4723e161589864741d8528d70b350eb
> Author: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings at solarflare.com>
> Date:   Mon Oct 5 10:59:58 2009 +0000
> 
>     ethtool: Add reset operation
> 
> commit 5b252f0c2f98df21fadf0f6cf189b87a0b938228
> Author: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings at solarflare.com>
> Date:   Thu Oct 29 07:17:09 2009 +0000
> 
>     gro: Name the GRO result enumeration type
> 
> commit c7c4b3b6e976b95facbb723951bdcd554a3530a4
> Author: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings at solarflare.com>
> Date:   Thu Oct 29 21:36:53 2009 -0700
> 
>     gro: Change all receive functions to return GRO result codes
> 
> I don't have a public git tree that you can pull from, but I can prepare
> one if you need it.
> 
> If you are not prepared to apply the networking core changes, I can
> prepare a version of the sfc driver that does not depend on them.
> 
> Ben.
> 

Have a look at 'git://kernel.ubuntu.com/rtg/ubuntu-lucid sfc' and see if 
you think I've done it right.

I think the 3 core networking patches are benign.

rtg
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Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com



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