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Date:	Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:41:13 -0400
From:	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	j@...fi, jouni.malinen@...eros.com, alex.williamson@...com,
	torvalds@...ux-foundation.org, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [GIT]: Networking (WEXT events and 64/32 compat)

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 01:11:33PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Jouni Malinen <j@...fi>
> Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:11:28 -0700
> 
> > Would it be acceptable to ever enable use of IWEVASSOCREQIE /
> > IWEVSSOCRESPIE in kernel if the workaround were available in new
> > wpa_supplicant versions? Or should we try to add a new WEXT event
> > type that uses fixed size for the length field and then replace the old
> > IWEVCUSTOM with the new type since IWEVCUSTOM does not work with
> > 64/32-bit case (wpa_supplicant just knows how to avoid processing that
> > bogus event data)?
> 
> Moving to a new event with a strictly sized datastructure, instead of
> one that has variable sized members like pointers and crap which are
> impossible to compat layer'ify, is indeed my preference.
> 
> But in that case, we might as well make nl80211 usable instead.

This is, of course, my opinion as well.

John
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