On 12/30/14 23:52, Jiri Kosina wrote:
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.
You mentioned in the discussion and I quote: "*If* wireless maintainers think
otherwise, I'll send a revert request to Linus for consideration.". However,
you did not wait for any response from the wireless maintainers nor from the
author of the patch you are reverting.
Seems like an overreaction to me though personally I do not disgree with the
Not to mention the patch has already been applied on Linus's tree...
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
@@ -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