On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 10:08:17PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> The wireless extensions are utility -- they work, but are not beautiful.
> I am presently writing the driver for the RealTek wireless card, and
> in the process creating a small wireless driver API. The ideal is to
> avoid ioctls, and instead to present extensible, type-safe interfaces.
> This is what I would like wireless extensions to morph into.
Just to check if we are on the same page, I dusted an old
patch to add a RtNetlink API to Wireless Extensions. This completely
avoids ioctls, is type safe, and still extensible. The patch is fully
functional and tested but not finished (no support for GET and private
Of course, it won't work on drivers using the old API, such as
orinoco.c. Don't blame me, I sent the orinoco patch to David 2 years
Please coment on that. If this is what you want, I could
accelerate its release.
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