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Re: SMSC LAN9118 Family driver

Hi! Tsutsui-san,

From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 19:01:48 +0900

> > > I.e. is the EEPROM backend dependent or each evaluation board dependent?
> > 
> > No, isn't. Maybe it evalusion board dependent.
> > 
> > > If some on-board ISA-based smsh(4) doesn't have EEPROM
> > > but other smsh(4) on the ISA slot might have EEPROM,
> > > it should be handled by proplib, like wm(4) on iyonix.
> > 
> > I think that the case is very rare.  I think that I can remove EEPROM.
> > For instance, re(4) and tlp(4), etc.  Should we use proplib in
> > if_ethersubr.c::ether_ifattach() if it worries about such a case?
> On-board wm(4) on iyonix doesn't have EEPROM and it uses proplib.

It use in pci/if_wm.c.

> On-board ahc(4) on O2 doesn't have EEPROM and it uses proplib.

For this case, it use in pci/ahc_pci.c.  Not use in ic/aic7xxx.c.

> Of course we can handle it with proplib in backends, but
> I can't comment about it because there is no backend source
> in your diff.

My older version source.


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