Re: [PATCH 2.6] Intersil Prism54 wireless driver

From: Jean Tourrilhes
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 18:01:22 EST

On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 11:18:26PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> On St 10-03-04 21:43:08, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > >done, I would hope to get the code merged into the kernel tree either
> > >with full Host AP driver or separately. One option would be to first add
> > >Host AP driver in its current structure (i.e., everything in
> > >drivers/net/wireless) and then create a new directory (net/ieee80211 ?)
> > >for generic IEEE 802.11 functionality and start moving things like the
> > >IEEE 802.11 encryption into the new location.
> >
> > Given the discussion today, I think my preference is to merge all of
> > HostAP into the wireless-2.6 tree I just created, then submit patches to
> > that which create and populate net/802_11. Once the work on that is
> > mostly done, it can get merged back into the main upstream tree.
> Can we have net/wifi? 802_11 looks ugly. 802.11 would be better, but
> wifi seems best.
> Pavel

IEEE 802.11 is a technical standard. WiFi is a marketing
certification. There are 802.11 products which are not WiFi certified
(actually, there is one such driver already in the kernel).
By the way, I don't really care about the final name, I'm hust
being pedantic ;-)
Have fun...


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