[PATCH 00/13] no more mon.wlan0 (hostap patches)

Pavel Roskin proski
Fri Oct 14 14:42:31 PDT 2011

On Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:14:39 +0200
Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net> wrote:

> This adds support for all the stuff I just
> posted for the kernel and now hostapd can
> run without the monitor interface.

That's very good news.  Using monitor mode for non-debugging
functionality has always seemed inelegant to me.  Thank you for that

Code like this makes me think that your patches are breaking
compatibility with older kernels:

+	if (nl80211_register_spurious_class3(bss))
+		return -1;

Are you going to provide backward compatibility in hostapd?  If
not, maybe the original driver_nl80211 should be copied to
driver_nl80211_old and preserved?  Or maybe we could find a new name
for the new nl80211 driver?

Pavel Roskin

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