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Date:	Sun, 06 May 2007 21:45:36 -0400
From:	Dan Williams <>
To:	matthieu castet <>
Cc:	Linux Kernel list <>,
Subject: Re: RFC airo : wpa support

On Sat, 2007-05-05 at 00:52 +0200, matthieu castet wrote:
> Hi,
> I attach a diff against 2.6.21 for adding wpa support for airo driver.
> In then end of 2005 I manage to make work wpa but the code was really 
> ugly. I manage to find some time to clean it.
> To support wpa, a new interface of the firmware should be used. This 
> interface is incompatible with the old interface and using both 
> interface at the same time make the firmware hang.
> Porting OPEN and WEP mode to new interface need some driver rewrite, and 
> the old interface should be keep for the older cards (or the cards that 
> doesn't have newer firmware).
> That's why I didn't do it, and I added a module parameter for choosing 
> between the old driver behavior (with no wpa support) or the driver with 
> wpa only support.

Nice, thanks for cleaning it up.  However, having a module option for
WPA vs. no WPA gets a big, big NAK from me.  We need to be able to have
it all co-exist.  I'll see if I can clean it up and make the modes able
to function in parallel.

> The wireless extension handlers are a bit ugly, I will be very happy, if 
> somebody could help me to clean them.

I can take a shot at it.


> Any comments are appreciated.
> Matthieu
> PS : the lastest version of the driver can be found in 
> PS2 : There is some remaining trace in the driver for debug purpose, 
> that will be removed in the final version

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