[PATCH 0/3] ssb/b43(legacy): clean dangling cores workarounds

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Sun May 8 13:11:44 EDT 2011

2011/5/8 Larry Finger <Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>:
> On 05/08/2011 12:09 PM, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>> There is no perfect place for this workarounds, but keeping it in ssb
>> sounds
>> more reasonable.
>> 1) We already have in ssb similar workarounds for different cores
>> 2) We do not register not working devices in system
>> 3) We do not duplicate code in b43 and b43legacy
>> Rafał Miłecki (3):
>>   ssb: update list of devices supporting multiple 80211 cores
>>   b43: drop ssb-duplicated workaround for dangling cores
>>   b43legacy: drop ssb-duplicated workaround for dangling cores
>>  drivers/net/wireless/b43/main.c       |   17 -----------------
>>  drivers/net/wireless/b43legacy/main.c |   18 ------------------
>>  drivers/ssb/scan.c                    |    5 ++++-
>>  3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 36 deletions(-)
> First of all, a minor grammatical mistake. It should be "this workaround" as
> there is only only one workaround discussed here.
> Secondly, "we do not register not working" is a little awkward. "We do not
> register inactive devices..." would be better.
> Finally, this commit message will never show up in the git commit logs. I
> think this info is valuable, thus it should be in the real commits.
> My suggestion for the [1/3] patch is something like:
> "Many of the BCM43xx chips contain cores that are attached to the SSB, but
> are inactive as they do not connect to the external environment. These must
> not be registered. Several of these types are handled in driver ssb;
> however, the specific case of an inactive 802.11 cores is now treated in b43
> and b43legacy. Although the current setup works, this minor change will
> place all such workarounds in ssb, and simplify the code in drivers b43 and
> b43legacy."
> In each of the other two patches, add a commit message something like:
> "Remove the code to detect inactive 802.11 cores, as that function is now
> done in ssb."

Thank you for reviewing.

> I have not yet tested the patches, but will do so soon.

Oh, do you have some device with 2 active cores? Nice :)


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