cvs commit: src/sys/dev/owi if_ieee80211.h if_owi.c if_owi_pccard.c if_wireg.h if_wivar.h src/sys/modules/owi Makefile

M. Warner Losh imp at
Sun Aug 24 19:50:57 PDT 2003

In message: <20030825013936.GP45617 at>
            "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog at> writes:
: On Saturday, 23 August 2003 at 22:42:49 -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
: > imp         2003/08/23 22:42:49 PDT
: >
: >   FreeBSD src repository
: >
: >   Added files:
: >     sys/dev/owi          if_ieee80211.h if_owi.c if_owi_pccard.c
: >                          if_wireg.h if_wivar.h
: >     sys/modules/owi      Makefile
: >   Log:
: >   Check in the known good version of the wi driver, with prism/symbol
: >   support stripped out and minimally renamed to owi.  This driver
: >   attaches to lucent cards only.  This is designed to aid in the testing
: >   of fixes to the wi driver for lucent cards.  It is supported only as a
: >   module (you cannot compile it into your kernel).  You cannot have the
: >   wi driver in your kernel (or loaded as a moudle) to use the owi
: >   module.
: Is it worth trying this for the IBSS problems I've been seeing?

This driver is intended as an a/b test.  "owi works, wi doesn't" is the
case that I'm most insterested in facilitating turning into "wi works
and owi works."

If you get benefit out of it by making IBSS work where it doesn't work
now, then you win and life is good.  If not, then it is a bug in both
owi and wi and less of a priority (for me anyway) to get fixed.  Also,
I'm not sure all the ifconfig options that work with wi will work with
owi.  They should, but who knows.

: >   If this doesn't work for you, I don't want to hear about it unless
: >   you are fixing the wi driver :-)
: Not even a "nope, didn't work"?

Not really at this time.  If we make it to 5.2 code freeze w/o
resolution, then I'll change my tune.  If you want to tell me, feel
free, but I'll likely not do more than a 'noted, thanks' reply.  What
I don't want to sink a lot of time into is making this work for
everybody at the expense of not having time to wi for lucent.


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