Attendees: Andrew, Ian, Bart, Keith, Tyler, Peter
Ian banged on the driver with help from Keith and Bart, but with little success. By the end of the meeting, we had finally decided to rewrite the bugger to:
- Make the driver specific to the MOPS board and i82527 chip.
- Simplify: remove unnecessary cruft.
- Present one device which uses all fifteen message objects for message buffering.
- Phase 1: work without interrupts, Phase 2: interrupts and
Ian rewrote the driver the next evening (its
uncanny!), proving that simplification is the way to go.
-- IanOsgood - 19 Nov 2003