RE: [PATCH] Revert "cfg80211: make WEXT compatibility unselectable"

From: Grumbach, Emmanuel
Date: Wed Dec 31 2014 - 08:27:04 EST

> On Wed, 31 Dec 2014, Arend van Spriel wrote:
> > 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 revert itself.
> My understanding from the whole thread was that Emmanuel disagrees with
> the revert, and I consider Emmanuel to definitely belong to the "wireless
> maintainers" group. If my understanding was wrong on this, sorry for that.

You understanding is wrong. This patch has an author and you could I didn't
sign-off the patch which is an obvious indication I am not a "wireless maintainer".
You didn't even make the minimal effort to check how this patch should be properly

Regardless of all this, I didn't say I disagree, I said that we need to find a way to signal
the userland developers that an API will be deprecated at some point. I haven't seen
any response / suggestion from you on that.

> One way or another, the revert really is a-must-have, as it causes visible
> userspace regressions. I am really surprised that it's causing so lively
> discussion and doubts.
> --
> Jiri Kosina
> SUSE Labs
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