[flashrom] [PATCH] Add support for Realtek RTL8169.

Stefan Tauner stefan.tauner at student.tuwien.ac.at
Sun Aug 26 02:53:04 CEST 2012

On Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:09:36 +0200
Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:

> The SMC2->SMC changes in the latest patch need to be undone. That odd
> name was there for a reason. The man page cleanup needs similar care.

and the reason is what? i beg to differ:
SMC Networks was bought by Accton in 1997[1].
PCI vendor ID 0x1113 is registered to Acceton[2,3].
The SMC2 string is apparently just a prefix of the name Acceton is
using for the 1211TX. It was also sold to OEMs (e.g. gateway, hp)
which name it just 1211TX or with another prefix (including SMC,
without '2').

So SMC2 is clearly wrong and we should use either SMC or Acceton.

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMC_Networks
[2]: http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/read/PC/1113
[3]: http://www.pcidatabase.com/vendor_details.php?id=809
Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

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