On Friday 23 September 2011 13:02:19 Richard Cochran wrote:
> This patch adds a class driver for raw Ethernet drivers under
> Xenomai. The goal is to support industrial protocols such as EtherCAT
> and IEC 61850, where the "stack" is a user space program needing
> direct access at the packet level. The class driver offers interfaces
> for registration, buffer management, and packet sending/receiving.
> 
> Although this patch is a kind of first draft, still I have it working
> on the Freescale P2020 with a real world application, with very good
> results. I can post a patch series for the gianfar driver in the ipipe
> tree, if anyone is interested.
> 
> The user space interface is a character device and not a socket, simply
> because my applications will probably never need fancy socket
> options. The class driver could surely be made to offer a socket
> instead, but I think the character is sufficient.
> 
> The class driver is clearly in the wrong directory within the source
> tree, but I put it there just to get started. It really does not fit
> to any of the other drivers, so it probably would need its own place
> under ksrc/drivers.
> 
> Thanks in advance for your comments,

How does this relate to rtnet, i.e. why didn't you write an rtnet driver ? 

Peter

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