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Date:	Sat, 22 Sep 2007 14:11:11 +0200
From:	Michael Buesch <>
To:	Ulrich Kunitz <>
Cc:	"John W. Linville" <>,
	Daniel Drake <>,,,,
Subject: Re: Please pull 'z1211' branch of wireless-2.6

On Saturday 22 September 2007 11:48:00 Ulrich Kunitz wrote:
> A real high-quality driver will require Johannes' proposed
> mac80211 driver interface changes to be merged and TX
> confirmations handled in a way, that the semantics can really be
> supported by the driver. (Michael Buesh's patch is taping over the
> issue.)

No it is not. It is fixing the issue. It fixes the following issues:
* You must ignore the Txstat-requested bit in the driver.
* You must report bad frames with the excessive_retries set.

The issue you are (most likely) talking about is that we can not
reliably tell whether a frame was good in the driver. That is a different
issue completely seperate from the two points above, which my patch fixes.

With my patch rate-controlling correctly works. Without it does not.

If you find a way to fix the reliable-detection-of-good-TX issue, that's
another good fix. But I think it's not release critical, because the
device works with the current "guessing-around" code. But without the two
points above fixed, it does not correctly work at all (unless you manually
tune to the best rate each time you move the machine).

Greetings Michael.
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