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Date:	Thu, 25 Jan 2007 10:30:39 +0100
From:	Jiri Benc <>
To:	Pavel Roskin <>
	Michael Buesch <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] bcm43xx: set channel when the interface is brought

On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 01:50:54 -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> It turns out d80211 uses the "config" method of the hardware drivers
> very sparingly.  It's only used for scanning and in ioctl commands.  It
> is not called after the interface has been brought up with the "open"
> method.
> I don't know whose responsibility it should be to apply the
> configuration when the interface is brought up.  I'm not familiar with
> d80211 design principles.

I think it should be done in the stack (actually, it's on todo list for
quite some time). However, I don't consider this as a big problem -
just do it in a driver (like your patch does) for now.


Jiri Benc
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