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SubjectRe: Linux Wireless Mini-Summit -- Ottawa -- July 22, 2008
On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 9:09 PM, John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com> wrote:
> The third Linux Wireless mini-summit will occur on Tuesday July 22,
> 2008 in Ottawa, just before the Ottawa Linux Symposium. OLS is
> generously supporting Linux mini-summits by providing the room and
> projector (http://www.linuxsymposium.org/2008/minisummits.php).
> Several vendors are supporting the event by sponsoring their own
> employees to attend, and Canonical and Intel have both helped with
> travel funds for key community participants as well.
>
> Although it is already a bit late, I would like to re-open discussions
> on our agenda for the meeting. Based on current upstream topics and
> those persons whom I expect to be attending, I have cobbled together
> an agenda proposal below. Please review it and feel free to suggest
> amendments or alterations, or to elaborate or ask questions about my
> proposed schedule of topics.
>
> I look forward to seeing many of you in Ottawa!
>
> John
>
> P.S. If you intend to attend the event in Ottawa, please send me a
> private reply to this note -- even if you believe that I already know
> that you are coming! :-)
>
> ---
>
> 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
>
> - Mesh mode (802.11s)
>
> - RF kill
>
> 1015 Break
>
> 1100 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.
>
> 1200 Lunch/Break (sorry, no funding)
>
> 1300 Current Work
>
> Short presentations/discussions about work in progress
>
> - encrypted management frames (802.11w)
>
> - regulatory enforcement (802.11d, CRDA)
>
> - virtual hardware (mac80211_hwsim)
>
> 1445 Break
>
> 1500 Future work
>
> Short presentations/discussions about work that has previously
> been suggested or requested
>
> - cfg80211/nl80211
> - time to push to replace WEXT?
> - tool enhancements and/or userland support?
>
> - power management (suspend/resume)
>
> - lib80211 (code sharing w/ full MAC drivers)
>
> - rate scaling algorithms
> - minstrel
> - others?
>
> - userland MLME
>
> - userland driver implementation
>
> 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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Some other topics which might be of interest/good to include:
- New chipsets needing drivers (SiS 16x, Marvell, etc.)
- Radiotap enhancements
- Userspace MLME: Plans and status

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