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Re: compiling modules

From: "kevin" <kliner-_no-spam_-@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 14:56:40 -0500

"Joerg Sonnenberger" <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 10:26:30AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>>     It should be easy to convert said drivers into modules, in which case
>>     you would have to look at a modularized driver like nv verses de to
>>     figure out how to do it.   I would not expect it would require much
>>     coding... mainly just hooking the driver up to the module interfacing
>>     declarations and writing a Makefile.
> It's not that easy, because the detach part is completely missing.
> Actually this driver needs a lot of work to get even near the state
> of being maintainable. It's one of the two drivers not supporting
> ALTQ, because I didn't want to spend too much time following 20 different
> similiar code pathes. It also does some _very_ nasty stuff with
> preallocating interfaces to support the multiple chip versions, but
> that can and should be improved. Anyone having such a card?
> Joerg

I would like to contribute in this manner, but have never done so.
I have looked at the code for if_nv.c and if_de.c, but am not really
sure what I'm looking for. I wish I could be of more help, but I don't
have the experience (not to mention probably being a little rusty in
programming). If you guys know of an example (or something) that
I could try to get my feet wet with, then I may be able to go from there.


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