"scan stuck" with if_iwi(4)
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
> 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.
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