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Date:	Tue, 20 May 2008 19:15:31 +0200
From:	Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>
To:	Marcel Holtmann <marcel@...tmann.org>
Cc:	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, Jean Tourrilhes <jt@....hp.com>,
	linux-wireless <linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC] make wext wireless bits optional and deprecate them

On Sat, 2008-05-17 at 15:45 +0200, Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> 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.

I have filed a patch to fix HAL to use the canonical SIOCGIWNAME at
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16037. Any further
objections to this patch?

johannes

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