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SubjectRe: [otus-devel] Release of Atheros 802.11n USB Linux driver
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 5:59 AM, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 04:35:11PM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 4:11 AM, Luis R. Rodriguez
>> <lrodriguez@atheros.com> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:26:55PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:50:45PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
>> >> > On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 07:04:17PM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> >> > > We would like to see our Atheros 802.11n USB Linux driver upstream
>> >> > > however we need help with this so we are releasing our Atheros 11n USB
>> >> > > Otus Linux driver under the ISC to the community. The goal is to work
>> >> > > with the community to help move this forward upstream. We are hoping
>> >> > > for community help and leadership on this (*cough*).
>> >> >
>> >> > Yeah!
>> >> >
>> >> > I'll grab this and put it in drivers/staging/ so it gets some users and
>> >> > more developers to help out with it.
>> >>
>> >> Ok, it seems to need some basic work to merely build properly on
>> >> "modern" kernel versions.
>> >
>> > Yeah, it works up to 2.6.24.
>>
>> This is now fixed on the master branch, also the branch "for-upstream"
>> does a lot of cleanup I thought you may like before stuffing it into
>> staging like removing all KERNEL_VERSION checks, all wireless
>> extensions checks, some compile warnings, removal of compat, dos2unix,
>> use utf-8, etc. Unfortunately this still requires a specific version
>> of wpa_supplicant but it seems it works. Not sure what bars you have
>> for staging at this point.
>
> Pretty much the only "bar" is "it compiles" :)
>
>> Will you take this in, and expect patches for fixing it to use
>> standard wext and also report standard wireless statistic (yeap, this
>> is not there yet either).
>
> Yes, I can do that.
>
>> Joey is one user which reported the driver working now with the
>> compile fixes for newer kernels for 2.6.28-rc2 using the specific
>> version of wpa_supplicant for it.
>>
>> Joey can you test the for-upstream branch on otus git?
>
> If someone can tell me what device this is for, I can try to go buy it
> so that I can verify changes I make don't drasticly break things.
>

I've tested the TL-WN821N (it's the cheapest N USB I think) with a
generic 802.11g router (WPA enabled) on 2.6.24.7, 2.6.27.4 and
2.6.28-rc2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704032

I'll test the for-upstream branch soon.

Joey


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