Subject: Re: Cyclades driver
To: J.T. Conklin <email@example.com>
From: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/16/1996 11:28:09
> > Um, why is the Cyclades serial card driver still not in the -current
> > tree? (Or whatever tree it is that is in the .tar.gz files on ftp.luth.se)
> I don't dispute that Cyclades owners would like the new drivers in the
> tree, but I must ask if anyone has championed the cause, submitted a
> pr pointed to the new drivered, entered a dialog with the i386 port-
> masters, etc. I don't know where or how the existance of this new
> driver was announced, but this core member managed to miss hearing
> about it.
I know I'm making a fool out of myself, but I posted a note about the
driver on this list earlier this summer and then someone e-mailed me
and asked for the source so he could integrate it in the tree. I gave
it to him, he asked for a missing file, I gave it to him.. I thought
that was it. I was trying to find these mail messages, but failed and
I also forgot who the person was (shame on me!).
I thought mentioning the driver here was enough, but obviously, there
were several people who missed the note.
Anyway, I had the Cyclades driver written (I paid for it) because I
needed a functional multi-port serial card driver for NetBSD/i386.
I have been running it on a production machine since late April and
it has been working well. I have 8 modems hanging on the 16-port
PCI Cyclades card at the moment.
I would like to see the driver in the tree, so I didn't have to patch
the kernel tree every time I grab a new version. I guess it's all too
late to get it into 1.2 now (although I thought the code was accepted
a long time ago already), but having it in -current would be better
than nothing (TM).
I'll put the cy driver source on my WWW page, so anyone can get it
when they want. Look for http://www.jmp.fi/~jmarin/cy-new.tar.gz