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Re: [lwip-devel] contrib module: add netif drivers

From: Kieran Mansley
Subject: Re: [lwip-devel] contrib module: add netif drivers
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 19:31:01 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 07:52:19PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just wanted to make a short poll about adding a third directory directly 
> under the contrib module, named 'netif_drivers' or 'drivers'.
> The first driver I would move there would be the driver currently located 
> in the msvc6 port, since it is a rather generic driver for using the 
> packet-library, which should be available on many systems.
> A problem would be of course to keep drivers free from deoendencies to OS, 
> compiler and other platform related code (the lwIP sys layer can be used).
> But maybe it's not that important after all?

It's something we might need in the future, and I suppose there has to
be a first driver to go in, but I'm not sure we need it now.  I'm also
not sure what the packet library you refer to is.  I think people
would expect a directory called drivers to have hardware-specific code
in it.


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