[PATCH 1/2] b43: remove leftover code from old devices support

Felix Fietkau nbd at openwrt.org
Sun Jun 22 07:10:41 PDT 2014

On 2014-06-22 16:07, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
> On 22 June 2014 14:14, Felix Fietkau <nbd at openwrt.org> wrote:
>> On 2014-06-20 17:22, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>>> Old devices (A-PHY or B-PHY) are supposed to be supported by b43legacy.
>>> We keep phy_a.c as it's needed for G-PHY which shares some design.
>>> Signed-off-by: Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at gmail.com>
>> Wouldn't it make sense to move the relevant pieces of phy_a.c to phy_g.c
>> and then remove phy_a.c entirely?
>> There are pieces in phy_a.c which can be removed entirely, e.g.
>> b43_phyops_a and things only used by this struct.
> Absolutely, however it needs some effort and time. I'm currently quite
> busy with other things in b43.
> One could remove b43_phyops_a, then remove newly-unused functions.
> Then see what code is not used by G-PHY. However you should keep in
> mind, that 5 GHz support for G-PHY may need some functions that are
> not called at this moment. So I'd suggest looking at 5 GHz support in
> G-PHY first to avoid removing sth that may be needed in the future.
Makes sense.

- Felix

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