patches for if_iwi and wlan for WEP mode

John Baldwin jhb at
Thu Mar 8 19:26:27 UTC 2012

On Wednesday, March 07, 2012 2:43:52 pm Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On 7 March 2012 11:17, Bernhard Schmidt <bschmidt at> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 06 March 2012 21:12:55 Adrian Chadd wrote:
> >> .. except that the default if_transmit handling breaks fragments. Sigh.
> >>
> >> So we're going to have to implement if_transmit for all net80211
> >> drivers soon and fix fragment handling.
> >
> > Not saying that you are wrong, it is unrelated to the issue at hand
> > though and I'm not even sure it can be fixed just by replacing
> > if_transmit(). Anyways, a bug going unnoticed for 3 years or something
> > isn't that high on my priority list.
> Oh, it's absolutely not a requirement here. It was more a comment that
> he didn't need to implement if_transmit just yet in order to fix this
> bug, but it's likely a good idea moving forward.
> I have recently acquired an iwi(4) NIC so I'll also test this out.
> Don't let me stop you though. :)

However, you could do that by having a net80211_ifattach() type thing that 
sets if_transmit and invokes the driver-provided if_start.  I don't think 
wireless devices are using multiple transmit queues in such a way that 
if_transmit would be a benefit, and if_start is a simpler model.

John Baldwin

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