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Re: ipw2100: firmware problem

To: James Ketrenos <jketreno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ipw2100: firmware problem
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 22:13:44 -0400
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, pavel@xxxxxx, vda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, abonilla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ipw2100-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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James Ketrenos wrote:
I don't know if all the distributions have moved away from this model. If they have and the devices are brought up regardless of link, then
going back to delaying radio initialization until the open() is called
is workable.

When the interface is not up, we ideally want the device to be as passive as possible.

Most net drivers shut down as much as possible at dev->close() time, and it would really be good if wireless drivers followed suit.


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