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

From: Peter Hurley
Date: Wed Dec 31 2014 - 08:49:25 EST

On 12/31/2014 08:26 AM, Grumbach, Emmanuel wrote:
>> 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
> routed.
> 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.

pr_notice_once("WEXT compatibility has been deprecated since _____" \
" Upgrade your userspace tools to nl80211!\n");

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