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Re: Re: RFS: socketcan-utils

> On 30.05.2011 09:16, Markus Becker wrote:

> > Well, we explicitly need isotp, which is not included in stock debian
> > images. That's actually the reason for creating the images. Any idea of
> > how to get Linux mainline isotp kernel module into the Debian kernel?
> My problem is, that we're using my isotp stuff for many purposes for more
> than two years now. I'm not far from sending a patch on netdev-ML - but
> i'm still missing some feedback from isotp-users (like you), if they think
> the protocol and it's API are mature enough for mainline ... is it?

Within the next two month, we will test two telematic devices against 
socketCAN ISO-TP and raw or J1939 frames. The Debian packages were created to 
get our test equipment ready. Will report to you on our experience.

If sent now upstream, this would possibly end up in 3.0.1 or whatever number 
the first kernel after 3.0.0 would have, or would it be 3.0.2? Then I could get 
rid of the socketcan-driver package again, or the J1939 would be included 

> > Of course one needs to rmmod all CAN kernel modules and load the 
> > svn ones.
> > 
> > I would prefer to put an explicit warning into the package description.
> Better we get isotp into mainline :-)
Until then, I think I should clarify this in the package description. E.g. 
some text like this:

WARNING: This package contains experimental kernel modules that might conflict 
with the mainline kernel modules. You are required to unload all provided CAN 
modules, before using the kernel modules that are created from this package. 
If you do not intend to use ISO-TP or J1939 kernel modules, you do not need 
this package.

>Did you also work with cangw ?
Not yet.


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