Root/drivers/staging/slicoss/README

1This driver is supposed to support:
2
3    Mojave cards (single port PCI Gigabit) both copper and fiber
4    Oasis cards (single and dual port PCI-x Gigabit) copper and fiber
5    Kalahari cards (dual and quad port PCI-e Gigabit) copper and fiber
6
7The driver was actually tested on Oasis and Kalahari cards.
8
9TODO:
10    - move firmware loading to request_firmware()
11    - remove direct memory access of structures
12    - any remaining sparse and checkpatch.pl warnings
13
14    - use net_device_ops
15    - use dev->stats rather than adapter->stats
16    - don't cast netdev_priv it is already void
17    - use compare_ether_addr
18    - GET RID OF MACROS
19    - work on all architectures
20       - without CONFIG_X86_64 confusion
21       - do 64 bit correctly
22       - don't depend on order of union
23    - get rid of ASSERT(), use BUG() instead but only where necessary
24      looks like most aren't really useful
25    - no new SIOCDEVPRIVATE ioctl allowed
26    - don't use module_param for configuring interrupt mitigation
27      use ethtool instead
28    - reorder code to elminate use of forward declarations
29    - don't keep private linked list of drivers.
30    - remove all the gratiutous debug infrastructure
31    - use PCI_DEVICE()
32    - do ethtool correctly using ethtool_ops
33    - NAPI?
34    - wasted overhead of extra stats
35    - state variables for things that are
36      easily available and shouldn't be kept in card structure, cardnum, ...
37      slotnumber, events, ...
38    - get rid of slic_spinlock wrapper
39    - volatile == bad design => bad code
40    - locking too fine grained, not designed just throw more locks
41      at problem
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43
44Please send patches to:
45        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
46and Cc: Lior Dotan <liodot@gmail.com> and Christopher Harrer
47<charrer@alacritech.com> as well as they are also able to test out any
48changes.
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