Wolfgang Grandegger wrote: > Hi Sebastian, > > On 05/18/2010 01:42 PM, Sebastian Smolorz wrote: > >> Pavel Cheblakov wrote: >> >>> This is a general driver for cards based on PLX90xx PCI-bridges. >>> It supports following cards: >>> - Adlink PCI-7841/cPCI-7841 card (http://www.adlinktech.com/) >>> - Adlink PCI-7841/cPCI-7841 SE card >>> - esd CAN-PCI/CPCI/PCI104/200 (http://www.esd.eu/) >>> - esd CAN-PCI/PMC/266 >>> - esd CAN-PCIe/2000 >>> - Marathon CAN-bus-PCI card (http://www.marathon.ru/) >>> - TEWS TECHNOLOGIES TPMC810 card (http://www.tews.com/) >>> >> The esd cards mentioned above are supported by the RTCAN driver >> xeno_can_esd_pci. Why do you propose a new driver instead of extending the >> existing one? >> > > For Socket-CAN, this driver is supposed to support all PLX PCI based > boards including the esd CAN PCI cards and also the IXXAT PCI board (not > yet done, though). The RTCAN driver xeno_can_esd_pci is a *dedicated* > driver for that card without generic support for the PLX PCI chips. > Extending it makes little sense. The question is if we want to drop > xeno_can_esd_pci and xeno_can_ixxat_pci. > > Wolfgang. > I subscribe to Wolfgang. Moreover, during an adaptation of Socket-CAN plx_pci driver to Xenomai, I remarked that these drivers are too similar. In general, the differences consist only of slightly changed API (early version of Socket-CAN internal API) and different prefixes for some names.
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