chewitt thanks for the moral support
It would be a nice pet project, it could be useful to learn how to write a wireless driver for linux, yet I need to figure out where to start from; mostly I miss the background knowledge of kernel context, with its rules and function helpers. I would really love to read a valid book about kernel programming, but I just found ancient resources from 10 years old ago or even more. Kernel is a moving target, 10 years are quite too much...
BTW icomm company seems to have took over SSV and they show ssv6256p on their site, but not ssv6051p; I guess the ssv6051p is just a so old and discontinued part that it is not interesting at all for the company. For my point of view, it is still a valid chip that deserve a decent driver.
About the realtek clone, I heard about that for other chips, but never for ssv ones. I inspected the ssv source code but never found any hint about realtek compatibility. It looks to me that it is an ancient style code wrote by kernel newbies because there is tons and tons of boilerplate code that is totally useless nowadays and could be just thrashed away with no pain. I'll keep you updated if I try this feat