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

From: Jonathan Bither
Date: Fri Feb 20 2015 - 10:02:51 EST

On 02/19/2015 08:03 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....

That made me try to think of the possible uses for such a variable but I imagine that they can all be handled by userspace as well.
Powering down GPS chips for energy consumption.
Applying filters to cameras for fluorescent lights.
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