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Re: [RFC] acx100 inclusion in mainline; generic 802.11 stack

To: Vladimir Kondratiev <vkondra@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RFC] acx100 inclusion in mainline; generic 802.11 stack
From: mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Luis R. Rodriguez)
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 20:48:08 -0400
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On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 10:29:48PM +0200, Vladimir Kondratiev wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 September 2004 14:20, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> LR> RFC: what are the chances we can implement our own generic "softmac" that 
> may
> LR> be usable by the different chipsets out there?
> 
> Coming days, I will submit "framework" consisting of stack based on Dave's 
> code and debug driver which will be able to imitate Rx. I have working basic 
> Tx/Rx. Then, I'd like to concentrate on interfaces stack-driver and 
> stack-upper layers. It would be great if someone will do MAC algorithms. I'll 
> appreciate this for sure.

But would it be possible? Would it work, if we write our own softmac
interface? Or are softmac interaces/libraries strictly dependent on a
chipset being used?

        Luis

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