Latest Versions, kern 2.2 and kern 2.3

Donald Becker
Tue Oct 5 08:35:53 1999

On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Mark Hagger wrote:

> Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 09:22:46 +0100
> From: Mark Hagger <>
> To:
> Subject: Latest Versions, kern 2.2 and kern 2.3
> Donald Becker wrote:
> > 
> > I have made this change.
> > It should be in both the version at
> >
> >
> > and
> >
> Am I correct in saying that the latest versions of the drivers as from above,
> are for kernel 2.3 (obviously) and is the version in the "test" directory for
> kernel 2.2 (ie not requiring the new pci scanbus code).

The "kern-2.3" version will work with any kernel version.
But you need the pci-scan.[ch] and k_compat.h support files.

The "test" version will work with all but the very latest kernel versions.
Everything you need to update is in the single driver file.

[[ Alan won't accept driver updates unless they say "2.3" and are not
directly backwards compatible, so I have to put the kernel compatibility
code in separate files.  And he still changes the drivers before putting
them into the kernel so backwards compatibility is broken.]]

Donald Becker
USRA-CESDIS, Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences.
Code 930.5, Goddard Space Flight Center,  Greenbelt, MD.  20771