[realtek] bug found in driver

Jeff Garzik jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com
Thu, 03 Aug 2000 17:22:43 -0400

Chris Leavoy wrote:
> I grabbed the rtl8139.c out of the 2.3 kernel source, but i wasnt able to
> compile it under my 2.2 kernel source.  Right now, i cant switch over to
> 2.3/2.4.  Is there some way that i could somehow compile this patched
> version without changing kernels?

Someone did port 8139too to 2.2.x kernels: 
http://gtf.org/garzik/kernel/files/rtl8139too-2.2-diffs.gz  However,
since I've been focusing on 2.4.x that diff (against 2.2.16) is
completely unreviewed and untested.

It is possible to take the 8139too.c driver in 2.4.x and drop it into a
2.2.x kernel... with a little coding.  The kcompat24 toolkit
(http://gtf.org/garzik/drivers/kcompat24/) is designed to do that, but
it doesn't yet do network drivers.


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