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Re: Atheros patch for HEAD

From: "Andrew Atrens" <atrens@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 09:07:59 -0500

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Adrian Michael Nida wrote:
> All,
> As I alluded to on users a few days back, I have been tinkering with the
> atheros + WEP patch Andrew Artens did for the 1.2 release.  I've finally

Atrens, hehe. And it's WPA that's new, not WEP. :)

> gotten it to work without panicing (thanks Simon!) on HEAD.

Oh nice!

I recently fixed wi(4) to work with it.

And there's also a couple of small mbuf leaks fixes you'll want. :)  They
have to do with receiving and losing 'I'm saving power, don't drop my
association' packets sent by laptops in power save mode. Simple fixes, missed
converting a couple of the queueing macros that were manipulating the
interface's if_snd queue.

> You can get the diff from:
> http://www.labthug.com/DragonFly/802_11-HEAD.2006-02-02.diff
> I will post a note to users asking for testers.  However, if any one of
> you guys could look at it and offer input, I would appreciate it.
> I know it prevents a few wifi devices from being built, but am not sure
> why (i.e. I was just happy to see it work and haven't looked to see if
> it builds/breaks these devices).  Also, there are three rate "devices"

I've got iwi/ipw built now, and have applied the wi fixes to them, but
have no way to test these. There's still ndis - should be straightforward
though. :)

> for atheros.  The device only needs one to be built, and they don't seem
> to like it if more than one is built.  I don't know an easier way to

Duplicate symbols, to be expected ;)

> configure which one to use other than switching the comment lines in

Yah, each rate control module does the same job as the others, hence you
can only use one of them at a time.

> Thanks,

Very Cool!  Congrats!

I've also got changes to allow use of the next-gen hal, mostly because I
just put a Senao EMP-8602 in my laptop (yes, I know, overkill, hehe),
although the driver+hal it's not stable enough for production just yet -
you can read all about it in the FreeBSD-current list.. ;)


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