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Re: [RFC] Wireless extensions rethink

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Subject: Re: [RFC] Wireless extensions rethink
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:10:34 -0400
Cc: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, Gertjan van Wingerde <gwingerde@xxxxxxx>, sfeldma@xxxxxxxxx, jkmaline@xxxxxxxxx
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Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:51:56AM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:

Remember the API for applications (netlink) doesn't need to be the same as
the driver interface (wireless_ops).  That is the whole point of having
a common core layer.


        Stephen : we have been there since 2001. Check the RtNetlink
patch on my web page, it allows full access to all wireless extensions
through netlink without having to modify a single driver.


Nod...  here's hoping others are checking out out too.

As Stephen points out, though, the driver interface redesign is separate from the use of netlink.

        Jeff



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