LM87 support in LK2.6

David Goodenough david.goodenough at btconnect.com
Fri Apr 2 10:16:55 CEST 2004


Could you send me the driver and I will give it a go if I get time before I go 
skiing, otherwise I will do it as soon as I get back.  That was I can spend
time on the i2c_nscacb driver instead of duplicating your effort.


On Thursday 01 April 2004 23:33, Jeff Oliver wrote:
> I already have the driver compiling clean...after spending a day with
> the conversion document and the old 2.4 driver.  I have not yet tested
> it since I dont have my hardware yet.  I can send you guys the driver if
> you'd like to check it out and play with it.  I'm going on vacation as
> well, and hope to have hardware when I get back late next week.
> I've been working against the stock 2.6.4 kernel.  Moving to a newer
> kernel can be done when the first port is verified.
> Jeff Oliver
> P.S. Can I be added to the mailing list as well?
> David Goodenough wrote:
> >On Thursday 01 April 2004 20:30, Jean Delvare wrote:
> >>>I searched through the mail archives and found that the LM87 chip had
> >>>no plans to convert to the 2.6 kernel at the moment.  First I wanted
> >>>to get an update on that status,  and second, I'm going to be using it
> >>>on a project im working on, so if there is nothing ported at the
> >>>moment, I'll probably end up porting it myself.  Actually, the port is
> >>>in progress, unfortunately, I don't have my hardware to test it out on
> >>>yet.  The driver porting directions have been very helpful on getting
> >>>started on the conversion.
> >>
> >>Two other persons have deplored the lack of support of the LM87 in
> >>Linux 2.6, I just invited them into this thread ;)
> >>
> >>I invite you to work together so as not to waste your time and instead
> >>share your forces on porting the driver. I think David was wanting to
> >>port the driver as well, while Chris was "only" wanting to test it once
> >>done.
> >>
> >>If you have questions while porting the driver, just ask on this list.
> >>
> >>Once the port is considered ready, post it here in the form of a patch
> >>against the latest -mm kernel, and we (most likely I) will review it.
> >>
> >>Thanks.
> >
> >I am going to do some work on this next week (I am going skiing, and I
> > will do this in the evening).  I hope to come back with something that at
> > least compiles cleanly.  I will not have the kit to test with me on the
> > trip, but I will start testing when I get back.  I have no idea now well
> > connected I will be next week, so if I hit a problem it may have to wait
> > until I return.
> >
> >I am working against a Debianised 2.6.4 kernel in the first instance,
> >I will move to a later one when I have done the basic conversion.
> >
> >David
> >
> >BTW, I am still only getting mail that is explictly addressed to me, not
> > mail that is for the list in general
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