This reverts commit 24a0aa212ee2dbe44360288684478d76a8e20a0a.
It's causing severe userspace breakage. Namely, all the utilities
from wireless-utils which are relying on CONFIG_WEXT (which means
tools like 'iwconfig', 'iwlist', etc) are not working anymore. There
is a 'iw' utility in newer wireless-tools, which is supposed to be
a replacement for all the "deprecated" binaries, but it's far away
from being massively adopted.
Please see  for example of the userspace breakage this is causing.
In addition to that, Larry Finger reports  that this patch is also
causing ipw2200 driver being impossible to build.
To me this clearly shows that CONFIG_WEXT is far, far away from being
"deprecated enough" to be removed.
Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina<jkosina@xxxxxxx>
net/wireless/Kconfig | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/net/wireless/Kconfig b/net/wireless/Kconfig
index 22ba971..29c8675 100644
@@ -175,7 +175,7 @@ config CFG80211_INTERNAL_REGDB
Most distributions have a CRDA package. So if unsure, say N.
+ bool "cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility"
depends on CFG80211