[PATCH 02/04] ARM i.MX25 Add SIM driver

Wolfram Sang w.sang at pengutronix.de
Mon Jan 3 10:29:39 EST 2011


> Regarding if this driver can fit into mainline, I agree that the
> kernel is not the right place to contain a smartcard API. There are
> other projects doing that quite well (muscle, opensc, ...). But in
> fact, the idea of this driver is not to give a smartcard API but
> support the I.MX25 SIM core, which is explicitly hardware dependant.

Juergen Beisert also wrote a driver for it and you can read the
discussions about mainlining strategies here:


Patches for opensc:


IIRC the direction was okay, just some obstacles left.

Kind regards,


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