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Re: Oskit drivers

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: Oskit drivers
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 13:30:39 -0700
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On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 04:20:18PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:

> Things like new drivers are of as much interest to any other oskit
> user as to specifically Hurd folks using oskit-mach, and the people
> who are truly authoritative on the oskit are there.  So please
> continue this discussion there.

cc: added.

> As to the question of drivers, can you be more specific?  Are there
> 2.2.12 drivers that are not there?  Or are you putting later 2.2.x
> drivers in?

In this case, `kilobug' asked me if I could produce an oskit-mach
snapshot that included the Linux rtl8139 Ethernet driver.  My 2.2
source code snapshot is 2.2.20, which definetly contains that (I don't
know off hand if it existed in 2.2.12 - I can verify when I get home).

In this case, we would have a user willing to test this Ethernet
driver (presumably with and apt-get update; apt-get upgrade at the

Would that be enough to send a patch to include this driver?

Jeff Bailey

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