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SubjectREVISED AGENDA -- Re: Linux Wireless Mini-Summit -- Ottawa -- July 22, 2008
I revised the agenda based on the feedback from last week.
Most changes are fairly minor, although I moved the vendor/distro
round table after lunch to give us a chance to cover some in-progress
work beforehand.

As I mentioned elsewhere in the thread, I don't think we have enough
time for work sessions on Tuesday. As others have pointed-out, there
is plenty of time for extended discussions during the days at OLS.
So I think we should keep Tuesday for more high-level design and
development process discussions.

Feel free to volunteer to cover any of the listed topics. Further
suggestions to alter or augment the agenda are, of course, still
welcome as well.

Thanks!

John

---
3rd Linux Wireless Summit
Ottawa, Canada
22 July 2008

Proposed Agenda

0830 Meet & Greet

Introductions and opening remarks

0900 Status Reports

Overview of where things stand today

- 802.11n

- QoS/Multiqueue

- spectrum management

- Mesh mode (802.11s)

- RF kill

1015 Break

1030 Current Work

Short presentations/discussions about work in progress

- access point mode

- cfg80211/nl80211
- time to push to replace WEXT?
- tool enhancements and/or userland support?

- regulatory enforcement (802.11d, CRDA)

- encrypted management frames (802.11w)

- virtual hardware (mac80211_hwsim)

- WiMAX

1200 Lunch/Break (provided by HP)

1300 Vendor/Distro Round Table

Representatives from hardware vendors and Linux distributions
discuss issues around cooperation between themselves and the
development community, what we are doing well, and what problems we
are causing for each other.

1445 Break

1500 Future work

Short presentations/discussions about work that has previously
been suggested or requested

- power management
- suspend/resume
- power savings

- lib80211 (code sharing w/ full MAC drivers)

- rate scaling algorithms
- minstrel
- others?

- userland MLME

- userland driver implementation

- organized testing?

1645 Break

1700 Maintainence Issues

Round table discussion of issues related to maintenance of
the wireless trees

- trivial/cleanup patches
- testing or other requirements?
- should they have lower priority?
- should they require ACKs from primary author?

- submissions to -stable
- who should drive it?
- what policies?

- rate scaling algs
- driver-specific ok? what limitations?
- build policies (part of mac80211.ko?)

- questions/suggestions/complaints

1800 Dinner/Break (sorry, no funding)

2000 BoF/Break-out Sessions

Impromptu and/or unscheduled discussions as desired by group
participants

--
John W. Linville
linville@tuxdriver.com


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