dhclient ignoring link on wi0

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Wed Jan 4 09:48:34 PST 2006

On Wed, 04 Jan 2006 09:23:42 -0800
Sam Leffler <sam at errno.com> wrote:

> Sigh, I can't take any more of this nonsense.  wi was one of the first 
> drivers moved over to use net80211.  It is not using "outdated WLAN" 
> code.  The problems with wi are almost entirely due to my being coerced 
> into bringing updated net80211 code before all the drivers (other than 
> ath) were ready.  I did this because I was PROMISED (in person) that wi 
> would be maintained and any problems fixed as they arose.  That did not 
> happen and ever since wi has languished.  I have several wi cards and I 
> test them each time I make changes to the net80211 layer to make sure 
> there are no regressions but there are known outstanding problems that I 
> am unlikely to work on.  Find someone that cares and I will help them 
> (as I've said numerous times).

I may have used the wrong words to describe the problem. I didn't meant
to say that the bits from the WLAN framework the wi driver uses are
outdated. What I meant was, that the wi driver isn't up-to-date how it
uses the WLAN framework code. So the wi driver is "outdated" in this
regard, not the net80211 code.

Sorry for not finding the right words earlier, and thanks for
explaining the issue in a better way.


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