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    SubjectRe: wpa supplicant/ipw3945, ESSID last char missing
    On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 19:16 -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:

    > OK, I'm going to ask a stupid question. Why is the kernel<->wireless
    > driver interface have to be tied to the userspace<->wireless
    > interface?

    Haha. Because Jean thinks it isn't and thus everything is fine. But in
    reality it is.

    > Is there some reason why this would be too hard to do with the current
    > interface?

    Yes: drivers are expected to mostly handle the ioctls directly without a
    layer between them and userspace.

    > Or is the arguement that if you're going to invest that
    > much energy in fixing the userspace interface code, you would rather
    > go to d80211/nl80211?

    cfg80211 and nl80211 actually do this abstraction, nl80211 gets requests
    and rewrites them to cfg80211 structures that are passed to the driver.
    I have plans for wext/cfg80211 compat code, essentially replacing the
    interface between the drivers and wext by cfg80211 and letting userspace
    not even be aware of it.

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