Re: [RFC] make wext wireless bits optional and deprecate them
From: Johannes Berg
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 13:17:10 EST
On Sat, 2008-05-17 at 15:45 +0200, Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> Hi Johannes,
> > The /sys/class/net/*/wireless/ direcory is, as far as I know, not
> > used by anyone. Additionally, the same data is available via wext
> > ioctls. Hence the sysfs files are pretty much useless. This patch
> > makes them optional and schedules them for removal.
> it is used by HAL to classify WiFi network cards as net.80211 instead
> of net.80203 and so we do have an actual user. However HAL only tests
> for the existence of the directory wireless/.
> Please fix HAL first before submitting such a patch.
I have filed a patch to fix HAL to use the canonical SIOCGIWNAME at
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16037. Any further
objections to this patch?
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