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SubjectRe: Support for Android for mac80211 / cfg80211 802.11 drivers
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On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 21:41 -0500, Bob Copeland wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> I don't think it's good to advocate a custom driver. They should be able
> >> to use stock wpa_supplicant w/ nl80211 and put the extensions in the
> >> hardware layer.
> >
> > Can you elaborate?
>
> 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.

johannes



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