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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:45:26 +0200
From:	Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>
To:	Tomas Winkler <tomasw@...il.com>
Cc:	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	francois.valenduc@...ablenet.be, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	bugme-daemon@...zilla.kernel.org, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
	linville@...driver.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	jussi.kivilinna@...et.fi
Subject: Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 11144] New: dhcp doesn't work with iwl4965

On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 14:35 +0300, Tomas Winkler wrote:

> >> Isn't this time to make 802.11 native?
> >
> >
> > You mean by making these things real skb members? I hope you're
> > not talking about the entire 48 bytes? :)
> 
> I mean elevating 802.11 header to 802.3 level. Not doing 802.3 ->
> 802.11 translation where not needed.


We've discussed that over and over and over and over again, and it's not
going to fly since 802.11 throughout assumes that you have a two-address
data service to the upper layers.

Besides, making it 802.11 native doesn't help with the control
information at all.

johannes

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