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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