Call for Test and Review: bwn(4) - another Broadcom Wireless driver

Weongyo Jeong weongyo.jeong at
Sat Dec 26 03:49:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 09:19:40PM +0000, Gavin Atkinson wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Dec 2009, Weongyo Jeong wrote:
> >Now bwn(4) is available at the public and waiting test and review.  The
> >status of this driver is *alpha* so could make panics, warnings and
> >errors.  Please let me know if you encounter problems.
> Firstly, let me say thank you for working on this driver.  It will be 
> great to be able to use the v4 cards!
> May I ask, is there a reason you have written a new ssb(4) Sonics 
> SiliconBackplane driver, rather than using siba(4) which is already in the 
> tree?  I don't know much about these devices, but it seems like these 
> are for the same (or very sumular) hardware, in which case could they be 
> merged into one?

Frankly speaking I didn't know siba(4) during I'd written ssb(4).  It's
my bad and I think you opinion is right to go forward though siba(4)
missed 802.11 related codes.  Before committing bwn(4) into tree I'd
merge codes into siba(4) firstly.

Weongyo Jeong

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