Re: [PATCH 0/8] staging/rtl8xxx: delete ieee80211 constant duplication

From: Larry Finger
Date: Wed Jun 17 2015 - 14:01:57 EST

On 06/17/2015 11:32 AM, Jakub Sitnicki wrote:
On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 07:12 PM CEST, Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
These drivers do not use mac80211, which is a prerequisite for inclusion in the
regular wifi tree. A complete rewrite will be needed to get them out of staging.
Nonetheless, cleanups are in order.

Regarding the rtl8188eu driver, would it be acceptable to rewrite it to
use the rtlwifi interface instead of using mac80211 directly?

I can't help but notice some similarities between the structure of
rtl8188eu and the drivers from the rtlwifi family. Then again, perhaps
I'm missing something that makes it a bad idea.

You can use any part of rtlwifi and rtl_usb, but that won't cover all of the things needed to implement mac80211.

Jes Sorensen has posted some code that implements a mac80211-based driver for the RTL8723AU. The structure of the Realtek driver for this card is very similar to the one for the RTL8188EU.


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