devicescape headers changed.

Dan Williams dcbw
Mon Dec 25 15:18:43 PST 2006

On Mon, 2006-12-25 at 17:22 +0000, miknix wrote:
> Sorry.. I'm quite confused about this.
> I thought wireless-dev tree was in sync with rt2x00 dscape..
> I'm not using the wireless-dev.git tree. I'm using the dscape stack
> included in the rt2x00 tarball.

Warning :)  If the rt2x00 maintainers haven't kept their dscape stack up
with recent kernel developments, then you'll have problems.  This is
_always_ the problem with out-of-kernel drivers.  Please contact the
authors of the rt2x00 driver and ask them.  I _do_ know that they are
quite actively porting the rt2x00 drivers to the devicescape stack in
wireless-dev.git.  Ask them, people on this list aren't likely to know
much about that specific driver and whatever stack the driver
maintainers appear to be including wtih their tarball.


> My kernel is gentoo patched: 2.6.17-gentoo-r4
> So.. latest hostapd builds against latest wireless-dev.git tree.
> And I want to build hostapd with support to dscape driver to use my
> rt2x00 driver as master.
> And the rt2x00 includes a different version of dscape. 
> Hostapd and rt2x00 must be built with same versions of dscape, right?
> So what are my alternatives?
> On 12/24/06, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
>         On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 02:52:15PM +0000, miknix wrote: 
>         > The latest rt2x00 driver does work in this kernel :\
>         I still don't know what "this kernel" is referring to.. Where
>         did you
>         get the kernel source code from and which version is it?
>         > I think latest versions of rt2x00 have been fixed, but none
>         of them builds
>         > with hostapd :(
>         The latest wireless-dev.git kernel (the main location for
>         net/d80211
>         development) worked fine as far as building of hostapd is
>         concerned, so 
>         I can only assume you are using some other kernel which may
>         have some
>         additional patches applied to it.
>         > Still want me to test with a fresh 2.6.19 vanilla?
>         If the rt2x00 driver requires net/d80211 and
>         driver_devicescape.c, there 
>         is not much point in trying with 2.6.19 since it does not
>         include
>         net/d80211. Though, I would recommend using wireless-dev.git
>         for this
>         test.
>         --
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