Re: Regression in 2.6.27-git from commit 43ac2ca3840f64

From: Larry Finger
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 12:48:02 EST

Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 09:01:14AM -0700, Larry Finger wrote:
>> On my x86_64 system, the mainline 2.6.27-git kernel (v2.6.27-6030-g6da0b38)
>> shows the following anomaly with the 'iwlist scan' command:
>> Cell 03 - Address: 00:14:BF:85:49:FA
>> ESSID:"lwfdjf"
>> Mode:Master
>> Channel:1
>> Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
>> Quality=66/100 Signal level:-62 dBm Noise level=-68 dBm
>> Encryption key:on
>> IE: Unknown: 00066C7766646A66
> ...
>> This problem was bisected to commit 43ac2ca3840f64f699a239535c590fa7ebaaac27,
>> entitled "mac80211: Handle scan result IEs in one block". The same bug is
>> present in the wireless-testing tree.
> Problem? Bug? This is by design. What does not work for you?

When a utility starts spitting messages that it doesn't understand what the
kernel is providing _AND_ the commit message does not mention that this will
happen, can someone be blamed for thinking it is a bug?

Clearly this is not a regression. Are there plans to update the wireless utilities?

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