ath changes: please test

Arne Schwabe arne at
Wed Dec 14 16:17:39 PST 2005

Sam Leffler wrote:
> There's a new hal and patch for the ath driver available for test:
> The patch is against current.  I just committed a bunch of net80211 
> changes that are required so be sure your system is up to date before 
> applying the ath patch.
> The changes include:
> o updates for the sample rate control algorithm (from madwifi)
> o use a private taskq thread
> o improved sta mode beacon miss handling
> o mcast frames sent at fixed rate (settable with ifconfig)
> o adhoc mode beacon timer fixups
> o packet capture now includes tsf and calibrated signal data
> o dfs wait-for-clear-channel handling (for ap mode)
> This code has been in test for a while and should be fine to use but I 
> will not commit it until I get feedback.  Please send me mail directly. 
> especially if you see regressions from the current code in cvs or from 
> the hal snapshot I've had out for several months.
I tested the new hal and works here. I see no regression.

         inet6 fe80::205:4eff:fe41:f327%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
         inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
         ether 00:05:4e:bl:ab:la
         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/11Mbps)
         status: associated
         ssid Wellensalat channel 6 bssid 00:14:bf:1c:34:97
         authmode WPA privacy ON deftxkey UNDEF TKIP 2:128-bit txpowmax 34
         roaming MANUAL bintval 100

ath0: <Atheros 5211> mem 0xc0210000-0xc021ffff irq 5 at device 2.0 on pci2
ath0: Reserved 0x10000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xc0210000
ath0: [MPSAFE]
ath0: bpf attached
ath0: Ethernet address: 00:05:4e:fo:ob:ar
ath0: bpf attached
ath0: bpf attached
ath0: 11a rates: 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
ath0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
ath0: mac 4.2 phy 3.0 5ghz radio 1.7 2ghz radio 2.3

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