Re: [RFC] make wext wireless bits optional and deprecate them

From: Johannes Berg
Date: Sat May 17 2008 - 09:56:06 EST

On Sat, 2008-05-17 at 15:45 +0200, Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> Hi Johannes,
> > The /sys/class/net/*/wireless/ direcory is, as far as I know, not
> > used by anyone. Additionally, the same data is available via wext
> > ioctls. Hence the sysfs files are pretty much useless. This patch
> > makes them optional and schedules them for removal.
> it is used by HAL to classify WiFi network cards as net.80211 instead
> of net.80203 and so we do have an actual user. However HAL only tests
> for the existence of the directory wireless/.

Oh, ok, I didn't know that, thanks.

> Please fix HAL first before submitting such a patch.

Sure, I'll take a look at that.


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