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Date:	Thu, 18 Jan 2007 17:54:09 -0500
From:	"Jon Smirl" <>
To:	"Christoph Hellwig" <>
Cc:	"Dan Williams" <>,
	"Marcelo Tosatti" <>,
	"Johannes Berg" <>,
	netdev <>,
	"Jeff Garzik" <>,
	"John W. Linville" <>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,
	"Arnd Bergmann" <>,
	"Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Marvell Libertas 8388 802.11b/g USB driver (v2)

On 1/18/07, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 10:41:45AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > In the future we'll likely need some layering to support the 8385
> > SDIO/CF variant, but most likely not in way the USB support is currently
> > excessively layered and abstracted.
> Yeah.  Let's summarize my unfortunately a bit too nasty comments and
> your more helpfull replies :-)
> This driver still needs a lot more work, both to cleanup a lot of crap
> and integrate it better with the wireless stack.  And OLPC needs this
> is not going to be an excuse of it's own.

The main feature of this chip is the on-chip support for 802.11s in
firmware. What is the plan for integrating 802.11s into the existing
wireless stacks? Does it make sense to do a softmac type 802.11s
implementation first to figure out the right places to put the hooks
for the 8388 hardware implementation?

Jon Smirl
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