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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc6-mm2
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On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 04:58:28PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Nov 2006 19:24:45 -0500
> Thomas Tuttle <thinkinginbinary@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 2. I'm not sure if this bug is in the kernel, wireless tools, or the
> > ipw3945 driver, but I haven't changed the version of anything but the
> > kernel. When I do `iwconfig eth1 essid foobar' something drops the
> > last character of the essid, and a subsequent `iwconfig eth1' shows
> > "fooba" as the essid. And it's actually set as "fooba", since I had
> > to do `iwconfig eth1 essid MyUsualEssid_' (note underscore) to get on
> > to my usual network.
>
> This could be version skew between the wireless APIs in the kernel.org kernel,
> the wireless userspace, the out-of-tree ipw3945 driver and conceivably one
> of the git trees in -mm (although I suspect not the latter).
>
> I don't know, but I know who to cc ;) Probably they will want to knwo which
> version of wireless-tools userspace you are running.

Yes, it's a problem because the driver is out-of-tree. I sent
a patch to the maintainer to make the driver compatible with kernel
before/after, and it's actually integrated in the version 1.1.2 of the
driver (Nov 1st).
So, please upgrade your driver and tell us how it works...

Jean

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