On Monday 06 September 2004 06:23 pm, David S. Miller wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Sep 2004 11:13:31 -0700
> Sam Leffler <sam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I've suggested this code as a good starting point for a "generic 802.11
> > stack" but received only misinformed responses.
> Sam, I've told you multiple times why your stack isn't a good
> starting point. It isn't implemented as a true network stack,
> like IPV4, Appletalk, etc. Instead it's a gross input packet
> hooked packet eater thing that's an ugly wart bolted onto the
> side of the driver API.
Actually, this is the first time you've said anything to me about this code.
We corresponded intensely for about a week 2+ years ago after which you
declared you now knew how to "write an 802.11 stack right" and were going to
do it that weekend. I waited but it seems the sum total result was the shell
of code that Jeff referenced in a previous note.
Perhaps you can point me at a description of what a "true network stack" means
to you. I'm guessing this has to do with your wanting queues inserted at
various places instead of direct handoffs. Regardless, I've never suggested
the current code is suitable as-is but rather should be reshaped to suit the
intended structure of the system. There is a lot of hard-earned experience
in the code that is independent of coding style and operational
Anyway, the point of my note was to correct a comment in the original posting
and make folks aware that working code existed from which they could crib
stuff. Good luck finding someone to reimplement eveything according to your