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Re: project evil and dfly

From: Andrew Atrens <atrens@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 13:55:48 -0400

Thanks for the answers folks :) - I was just curious... At some point
in the next 6 months I'll be getting some wireless gear ...

Hiten Pandya wrote:

> David Rhodus wrote:
>> On Apr 22, 2004, at 11:29 PM, Andrew Atrens wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Just curious if anyone has considered/looked at bringing in Bill
>>> Paul's new ndis wrapper code .
>>> Andrew.
>> I know Hiten was looking at it though I think he
>> has gotten distracted by some more interesting
>> development projects. I'm not sure where he left
>> at project at. The initial import that Bill did was mostly
>> of new files. Which makes me think a port wouldn't
>> take very long(though having not looked at any of
>> the actual code yet). There has been a considerable
>> amount of work done since his initial import, as
>> we thought there would be and why we initially
>> held off.
> Last time I worked on it, I had quite a lot of it compiling
> but I could not keep up with the amount of changes that were
> happening with the NDIS driver on FreeBSD CVS.
> Bill has made the driver far more compliant and it has gotten
> a lot more simpler.  I can pass over bits of my work to an
> interested party.
> Mostly, the things to look out for are *locking semantics*.
> One *must* honour them very carefully.  I was using LWKT
> and Tokens, while some require a pure ref-counting system.
> But before all of this can be put in place, I and Joerg still
> need to tap the net80211 layer code and make the necessary
> changes.
> Regards,
> -Hiten
> Hiten Pandya
> hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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