HEADSUP: new 802.11 work committed

Sam Leffler sam at errno.com
Mon Jun 11 04:16:17 UTC 2007


         The net80211 layer has changed significantly and all wireless
         drivers that depend on it need to be recompiled.  Further these
         changes require that any program that interacts with the wireless
         support in the kernel be recompiled; this includes: ifconfig,
         wpa_supplicant, hostapd, and wlanstats.  Users must also, for
         the moment, kldload the wlan_scan_sta and/or wlan_scan_ap modules
         if they use modules for wireless support.  These modules implement
         scanning support for station and ap modes, respectively.  Failure
         to load the appropriate module before marking a wireless interface
         up will result in a message to the console and the device not
         operating properly.

Send problems to this mailing list; I will be occupied this week and 
other folks have promised to cover any fallout from these changes.


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