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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] staging: wlags49_h2: Declare support for WEXT 21
On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 09:44:33PM +0100, Dave Kilroy wrote:
> On 19/09/2011 21:22, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> >On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:08:16 BST, David Kilroy said:
> >>There may be a few areas where we don't actually support WE21,
> >>but by doing this it will make it easier to find those places.
> >
> >I'll bite - what happens when we find such a place? Kernel fails to build, or
> >user has a suboptimal usage experience, or?
>
> The user would have a sub-optimal experience. iwconfig may not
> display a few things correctly (ESSID?) in particular scenarios.
>
> The reason I included this patch was that I'm not sure whether
> wpa-supplicant requires WEXT version to be above a certain threshold
> to use the events in the previous patch. I'm happy to drop this one
> if it just works.
>
> >What are the expected chances that sticking this in linux-next for a cycle will
> >result in most/all of the places being found before this all appears in an
> >official release? I'm thinking this should probably go in linux-next right after
> >the next merge window closes, to maximize the chances we'll shake it
> >all out during almost 2 cycles before it hits the streets. (And yes, I know
> >it's a staging/ driver - if somebody else says "one cycle is more than enough"
> >I'm OK with that too...)
>
> This hardware is old, and as far as I can tell quite rare. I'd hope
> we can get some feedback from Henk on the series before applying
> this patch.

I've applied the first 2 of these, if you want me to apply the third
one, please resend it after it's been tested by someone.

thanks,

greg k-h


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