"scan stuck" with if_iwi(4)

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Aug 1 16:50:45 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 04:47:16PM -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:
> Andrew Thompson wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 01:28:12PM -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:
> >> Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
> >>> Oh? Sounds interesting, where can I find these patches?
> >> The work has always been in perforce.freebsd.org; look in the sam_wifi
> >> branch.  The code will not hit head until folks show up to fix legacy
> >> drivers that use net80211.  I got stuck holding the bag when I committed
> >> the wpa support and it ain't going to happen again.
> >>
> > 
> > Do you have a list of drivers that are stalling this? 
> The changes decouple scanning from the net80211 state machine so any
> driver that uses ieee80211_new_state is affected:
> tubby% grep -l ieee80211_new_state */*.c
> ath/if_ath.c
> awi/awi.c
> ipw/if_ipw.c
> iwi/if_iwi.c
> ral/rt2560.c
> ral/rt2661.c
> usb/if_ural.c
> wi/if_wi.c
> I know how to convert ath and ral.  iwi and ipw might not be too bad now
> that they've been changed to not abuse the state machine so much.  awi,
> ural, and wi will break.  ural might be ok after the new usb stack comes
> in but that's not clear.
> So I guess I'd take responsibility for ath and ral and want help with
> all other drivers.

IMO, losing awi in the process wouldn't be a big deal.  We'll be
maintaining 6.x until well into 2008 and all the awi cards are defunct.

-- Brooks
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