|To:||Jouni Malinen <jkmaline@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Subject:||Re: [PATCH wireless-2.6 0/12] Host AP update|
|From:||Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Tue, 09 Nov 2004 03:04:22 -0500|
|Cc:||netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>, James Ketrenos <jketreno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
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Jouni Malinen wrote:
I keep getting questions about getting Host AP driver to linux-2.6 tree. What would be needed to make this happen? I would assume this
Andrew Morton's "-mm" kernels are essentially a staging area for pushing changes to the upstream kernel. I pulled the latest wireless-2.6 tree (includes your latest patches #1 - #9) into my netdev-2.6 queue. netdev-2.6, in turn, is automatically pulled by Andrew, into his -mm tree. It will get wider review and testing here.
would be easiest to do this from wireless-2.6 tree once the new patches are in. Any other changes that would be required to get the driver in suitable state for merging into Linux 2.6 releases?
A key goal I have for HostAP is that portions of HostAP code should be bundled into a generic "lib80211" kernel module, for use by various low-level and "softmac" 802.11 device drivers.
The Intel Centrino driver folks are already using HostAP in this capacity, and I _think_ their changes were fairly minimal and cosmetic. If the changes are indeed minimal, I think it's better to merge those changes before sending HostAP stuff upstream.
To emphasize that the upstream-bound HostAP code is a generic library (well, parts of it), I would prefer that the kernel module name, and API prefixes, use some name other than 'hostap_'. 'wifi_' or 'ieee80211_' or whatever, I don't care. Just something "more generic".
I would rather perform mass renaming of functions and files before merging upstream.
You can import this changeset into BK by piping this whole message to: '| bk receive [path to repository]' or apply the patch as usual.
IMHO the bksend stuff is useless. I prefer "plain ole patches", like the ones you sent in emails '1/12' through '12/12' in this thread.
WRT the patches you sent, as I mentioned, #1 - #9 were applied. Please update #10 and #11 per comments, and then resend #10 - #12.
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