Johannes Berg johannes
Sat Oct 6 01:23:00 PDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 01:19 +0400, Alexander Kotelnikov wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:15:40 -0700
> >>>>> "JM" == Jouni Malinen <j at> wrote:
> JM> 
> JM> On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 09:48:41PM +0400, Alexander Kotelnikov wrote:
> >> Err. But I need it, this is the driver which works with ralink cards.
> JM> 
> JM> Well, it won't work with a kernel version that does not come with this
> JM> file (i.e., the current wireless-2.6 version) even if you were to copy
> JM> that file from somewhere else.
> The question was, what is the legal way to get kernel sources suitable
> for hostap build.

And the answer was that there is none.

> JM> This file is from the kernel tree (net/mac80211/hostapd_ioctl.h). If you
> JM> have a kernel tree that has that file, you may be able to use
> JM> driver_devicescape.c with it. If that file is not in the kernel tree,
> JM> there is not much point trying.. The kernel interface is very much in
> JM> flux at the moment and before this has been sorted out, be prepared for
> JM> build issues (and interface not working even if you were to be able to
> JM> build it).
> Hm... does this mean it is better to wait some time (is there any
> estimation, even rough?) then to try? My situation is even more
> complicated, I want to run hostap on non-intel, Alpha architecture,
> previous time I tried (~two months ago) it built but did not work.

By all means, please do help. Otherwise you'll probably wait close to

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