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SubjectRe: [PATCH] airo.c code formatting
On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 11:30:55PM -0400, Thomas Hood wrote:
> I have received word that the Aironet driver in the kernel
> is the most up to date.

> The attached patch just corrects a few spelling mistakes and
> makes the coding style consistent within the file
> drivers/net/wireless/airo.c .

> --
> Thomas Hood
> --- linux-2.4.9-ac13-mwave/drivers/net/wireless/airo.c_ORIG Fri Sep 21 15:23:18 2001
> +++ linux-2.4.9-ac13-mwave/drivers/net/wireless/airo.c Mon Sep 24 23:17:54 2001
> @@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
> /*======================================================================
>
> - Aironet driver for 4500 and 4800 series cards
> + Driver for Aironet 4500 and 4800 series cards
> + and for Cisco Aironet 340 and 350 series cards

Ok... I've been meaning to ask something about this. I've
been working with the Aironet cards on some wireless security projects.
I had been using a patched version of the aironet driver from the pcmcia
project with the 2.2 kernels but recently started looking at the 2.4.x
kernels and the drivers included there in.

I'm a bit confused by this:

[mhw@alcove linux]$ find . -name airo\*
./drivers/net/aironet4500.h
./drivers/net/aironet4500_core.c
./drivers/net/pcmcia/aironet4500_cs.c
./drivers/net/aironet4500_card.c
./drivers/net/aironet4500_proc.c
./drivers/net/aironet4500_rid.c
./drivers/net/wireless/airo.c
./drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.c

I'm guessing that the aironet4500* stuff in the drivers/net
directory is for the ISA/PCI cards (which is really a PCMCIA adapter
with a card plugged into it) but what's the deal with the one in
pcmcia and how do all three sets of these (net, net/wireless, and net/pcmcia)
relate to one another? Does the one in net supply the PCMCIA functions
and then depend on the one in net/wireless or do either of these
interrelate to the net/pcmcia. All claim to be for the 4500 series
cards (at least) and I'm using 340/350s. There also seem to be two
places to enable this. One is under "Network Device Support" ->
"Wireless LAN" and the other under "PCMCIA Network Device Support"
"PCMCIA Wireless LAN". But the 4500/4800/340/350 are all PCMCIA
cards with a PCMCIA adapter for PCI/ISA support. Is there some
redundancy in here or are they all part and parcel of the same thing?

Mike
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