Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] cfg80211: Add API to change the indoor regulatory setting

From: Luis R. Rodriguez
Date: Thu Feb 19 2015 - 21:09:32 EST

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:03 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:53:44 +0100, "Luis R. Rodriguez" said:
>> Wider community:
>> anyone aware of any *need* in the kernel to know whether one is indoor or
>> not on a device running Linux other than wifi? Clearly it should be something
>> that might be of interest to at least other RF devices, so that is at least
>> one possibilty to consider already, but what else?
> I can think of a lot of reasons for the kernel to make indoor/outdoor
> status available to userspace, but am coming up empty why the kernel itself
> should care....

Some devices enable regulatory control through the kernel, in such
cases the wireless-regdb is used and there is an INDOOR flag that
enables / disables specific functionality.

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