Linksys EG1032 rev. 3 patch

M. Warner Losh imp at
Tue Oct 4 08:48:58 PDT 2005

In message: <43424F75.3000409 at>
            Fredrik Lindberg <fli at> writes:
: M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > In message: <4341A55B.1070209 at>
: >             Fredrik Lindberg <fli+freebsd-current at> writes:
: > : Filtering on subvendor/subdevice might be better, I didn't even think
: > : of that and revision filtering seemed to be quite popular among
: > : exsisting drivers.
: > 
: > Yes.  Many chip vendors bump the revision field 'often'.  Just how
: > often varies from chip maker to chip maker.  Some do only when they
: > have a new version of the chip that needs special work arounds (or
: > that no longer needs them :-).  Others do change it for each change to
: > the silicon.  Most are somewhere inbetween.
: > 
: > : The subdevice id for a rev.3 card seems to be 0x0024 (subvendor 0x1737).
: > : I don't own a rev. 2 card but google says that the rev.2 card has
: > : subdevice id 0x0015 (subvendor 0x1737).
: > 
: > That might be sufficient...
: > 
: Ok, how should this be implemented then? Just a specific check in each
: drivers probe methods or by adding some svid/sdid fields to
: struct rl_type and similar structs.
: I would go for the latter, but that might be overkill.

I'd code it as a special case in re and sk driver's probe routine for
the moment.  If more of these cards surface, then doing something more
general might be a good idea.


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