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Date:	Sat, 17 May 2008 15:45:04 +0200
From:	Marcel Holtmann <>
To:	Johannes Berg <>
Cc:	netdev <>, Jean Tourrilhes <>,
	linux-wireless <>,
	Linux Kernel list <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] make wext wireless bits optional and deprecate them

Hi Johannes,

> The /sys/class/net/*/wireless/ direcory is, as far as I know, not
> used by anyone. Additionally, the same data is available via wext
> ioctls. Hence the sysfs files are pretty much useless. This patch
> makes them optional and schedules them for removal.

it is used by HAL to classify WiFi network cards as net.80211 instead  
of net.80203 and so we do have an actual user. However HAL only tests  
for the existence of the directory wireless/.

Please fix HAL first before submitting such a patch.



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