[RFC] [PATCH] Try fallback drivers if global init for preferred drivers fails
Mon Feb 6 07:42:39 PST 2012
On Sat, 2012-02-04 at 20:11 +0200, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 03:48:31PM -0600, Dan Williams wrote:
> > Driver global init was considered a hard failure. Thus if, for
> > example, you used the Broadcom STA driver and didn't have nl80211
> > or cfg80211 loaded into the kernel, and specified a driver value
> > of "nl80211,wext", the nl80211 driver's global init would fail
> > with the following message:
> > nl80211: 'nl80211' generic netlink not found
> > Failed to initialize driver 'nl80211'
> > but since global init was a hard failure, creating the supplicant
> > interface would fail and the WEXT driver would not be tried.
> > Give other drivers a chance instead.
> Thanks! Applied.
Angie; also relevant for 1.0.
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