cvs commit: src/share/man/man4 ath.4

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri May 12 17:04:43 UTC 2006

On 2006-05-12 09:20, "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at> wrote:
>If memory serves me right, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> keramida    2006-05-12 12:55:56 UTC
>>   FreeBSD src repository (doc committer)
>>   Modified files:
>>     share/man/man4       ath.4
>>   Log:
>>   After a mini-discussion with Sam Leffler, remove the hardcoded
>>   list of Atheros-based cards from ath(4).  The online list is
>>   always more up to date, anyway.
>>   This invalidates:
>>   PR:             docs/95360
>>   Submitted by:   Erik Nordstr:om Andersen <erik at>
> Without expressing any opinion about the removal of this
> information: This commit makes the hardware notes look rather
> odd.  (Remember that the hardware notes are partially generated
> from manpages.)  Here's the entry for ath(4), as well as the
> the entry that immediately precedes it:
>    Cards supported by the cnw(4) driver include:
>      * Xircom CreditCard Netwave
>      * NetWave AirSurfer
>    A list of cards that are supported can be found at
> The ath(4)
>    driver supports all Atheros Cardbus or PCI cards, except those
>    that are based on the AR5005VL chipset.
> It's not clear to me whether it'd be better to reword the above
> sentences in the manpage to make them more suitable for "dual
> use", or if it'd be better to hard-code some appropriate text
> into the hardware notes.  (In any case, please keep the Web
> pointer in the hardware notes if possible.)

Hmmm, I forgot about the special meaning of the "HARDWARE"
section.  What is a good way to write something that _can_
have a dual use?

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