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    SubjectRe: ipw2100: firmware problem
    James Ketrenos wrote:
    > I don't know if all the distributions have moved away from this model.
    > If they have and the devices are brought up regardless of link, then
    > going back to delaying radio initialization until the open() is called
    > is workable.

    When the interface is not up, we ideally want the device to be as
    passive as possible.

    Most net drivers shut down as much as possible at dev->close() time, and
    it would really be good if wireless drivers followed suit.


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