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

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Wed Dec 31 2014 - 09:08:20 EST

On Wed, 31 Dec 2014, Arend van Spriel wrote:

> The thing with WEXT is that it will stay as is. So if tools like wicd
> want to support new features like P2P it will need to make the switch. I
> checked out wicd repo and found a number of iwconfig calls and they kick
> off wpa_supplicant with wext driver.

Unfortunately this is by no means just about wicd. I have already received
a few off-list mails from people who were wondering why their home-made
scripts / tools, which are running 'iwconfig' directly suddenly stopped to
work, and that it was indeed fallout of WEXT going away. Given the very
short time this has been in mainline, you can probably imagine the
fireworks once this appears in major release.

Jiri Kosina
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