Discontinuation of Linux 2.2.x and old wireless extensions support

Sergio M. Ammirata ammirata
Sat Apr 12 06:49:39 PDT 2003

What about the openap (now linuxap, OpenAP-ct and openap-ng) projects?
They have a 2.4 system that has only 1MB of HD space and 4MB memory.

Maybe is just my perception, but when I do a search on google it seems
that 99% of projects that use hostap are using the 2.4 kernel.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-admin at shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-admin at shmoo.com] On Behalf
> gARetH baBB
> Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2003 3:51 AM
> To: hostap at shmoo.com
> Subject: Re: Discontinuation of Linux 2.2.x and old wireless
> support
> On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > I'm considering of dropping support for Linux 2.2.x and old wireless
> > extensions support from the future releases of Host AP driver. My
> Per features 2.4 (and beyond) is certainly more bloated than 2.2,
> isn't good for the type of machines/devices (ie. small to very small)
> hostap is being run on.
> I certainly run hostap under 2.2 on the laptops I have it on, mainly
> because 2.4 is completely unable to get along with those machines ...
> Alan Cox at least sees merit in continuing development of the 2.2
> itself, which is good considering how much a pigs ear large parts of
> have turned out to be.
> It I was going for a small inaccessable device up a pole running
hostap I
> wouldn't put 2.4 on it.
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