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    SubjectRe: Support for Android for mac80211 / cfg80211 802.11 drivers
    On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 09:02:52AM +0100, Johannes Berg wrote:
    > On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 21:41 -0500, Bob Copeland wrote:
    > > From the wiki:
    > >
    > > "The proper approach would be to provide a custom driver_nl80211_android.c
    > > wrapper for the modified wpa_supplicant in Android."
    > >
    > > I just don't think it's strictly necessary to ship a modified wpa_s.
    > > Why is Android special when bog standard Linux gets by ok with
    > > driver_nl80211?
    > Agree, that is a dumb idea. What's that driver going to do? Use custom
    > nl80211 extensions?! That way lies insanity.

    The only reason for that is to be able to support the wpa_supplicant
    modifications used in Android that are not acceptable for upstream
    hostap.git (mainly, driver_cmd). This would not add any custom nl80211
    extensions; the needed functionality should be added properly to
    upstream nl80211.

    If it is fine to remove the custom wpa_supplicant modifications from
    Android, this is obviously a moot point, but until that happens, the
    easiest approach seems to be to provide a custom driver_*.c based on
    nl80211 to isolate the custom changes to user space and to small part of
    it at that. I don't really want to see new drivers trying to provide
    WEXT support with private ioctls to address need for making it work with

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