Re: a question about a new kernel module
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 05:12:04PM +0200, Luca Arzeni wrote:
> please excuse me if I'm sending to you this request but I'm not sure of
> where should I pose this question, so feel free to point me to other targets
> if you think so.
> I recently have bought an internal PCI modem WITH controller (not a
> winmodem). It's a robotics 2981 (chipser exar) and it's supported under
> linux from kernel 2.6.18 onward.
> According to the vendor, the kernel support for this controller is flawed,
> or not fully working, so the vendor release a module to make the modem work
> The module is released as:
> EXAR Multiport Device Driver Ver 4.4 Installation Guide
> for Linux Kernel 2.6.18 (Tested with openSuse 10.2)
> Copyright (C) 2007, EXAR.
> All the drivers and utilities are published in form of source code under
> GNU General Public License in this version. Please refer to GNU General
> Public License announcement in each source code file for more detail.
> So it should be all compatible with the kernel policy.
> Question is:
> may I contribute this module to you for including it into next kernel
The correct path is to get the necessary changes accepted upstream. We
can then backport the necessary fixes into new kernel releases.