Re: Bug#226417: ITP: kernel-patch-2.4-fasttraks150 -- PROMISE FastTrak S150 TX Series Linux Drivers (for Linux 2.4)
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 11:01:26PM +0100, Raphael Bossek wrote:
> > I thought I had seen at one point on Kernel Traffic or something that
> > there were fully GPLed drivers out there for this chipset.
> Here the link to KT #164, I think, you are talking about:
> This packge I ITP provides the hardware RAID support, the closed source
> part of the PDC203xx chipset. All people using a hardware RAID depends
> on this patch, like me. If someone know a functional source for a OSS
> driver please reply to this.
That's wrong, there is no hardware raid in this chips. It just provides
a different software-raid implementation. BTW, did you through -legal
with this? It's hard to believe the driver is not a derived work of the
kernel. And even if it wasn't it would still be part GPL and part
propritary in a single object file..