Atheros chip support in 4.11 & updated if_rl.c code location?
dwmalone at maths.tcd.ie
Sat Mar 12 00:32:41 PST 2005
On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 09:18:20AM +0100, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> > Also I've noted that the if_rl code has been updated and submitted for 5.4.
> > Can someone please point me to the incarnation to pull this code, so I can
> > install it on my 4.x series.
> Backports of device drivers to FreeBSD 4 are, in general, very VERY unlikely
> (FreeBSD 4 is a dead-end branch now) and nontrivial to do due the massive
> differences between FreeBSD 5 and FreeBSD 4.
To elaborate further, the if_ath driver would actually be be
particularly tricky to backport as it uses the net80211 framework,
which isn't present in 4.X. (Some other drivers, like simple ethernet
drivers, aren't so hard to backport.)
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