Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 201879
FutureFeature: add Agere ET131x driver to FC kernel
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:28:12 EST
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Description of problem:
I am having quite some difficulties getting the Agere Gigabit ethernet driver (Agere ET131x)
working under Fedora Core.
The only Linux distribution which I managed to easily compile and use the driver on, is Gentoo Linux 2006.0 x86_64.
The driver is also reported to work under FC however.
Information on the driver can be found on:
Compiling the driver under Gentoo was easy, just make sure you have the current kernel source + /usr/lib stuff in place, then by unpacking the driver, applying the 3 attached patches, it can be compiled.
Driver and it's patches can be found here:
Can this driver be included in the FC kernel in the future, or can you tell me where to request this feature for the vanilla linux kernel?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This needs a *lot* of work before its ready for inclusion upstream (and
subsequently the Fedora kernel).
Right now, the code looks more like a Windows driver than a Linux driver.
The CodingStyle violations alone are almost so bad, that it'd probably be
quicker to use this as a reference, and start over writing a clean driver.
Additionally, it can't be included as it stands right now anyway, as it's only
licensed as BSD, not dual-license GPL/BSD.