[PATCH stable] libertas: Extend CMD_MESH_CONFIG to get and set persistent mesh default params.

Stefanik Gábor netrolller.3d at gmail.com
Fri May 16 11:51:53 EDT 2008

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 4:50 PM, Johannes Berg
<johannes at sipsolutions.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 15:09 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 11:01 -0700, Brian Cavagnolo wrote:
>> > This patch is based on a patch from Shailendra Govardhan.  It introduces
>> > several new iwprivs: {get,set}_bootflag {get,set}_boottime {get,set}_def_chan
>> > {get,set}_def_protid {get,set}_def_metid {get,set}_def_meshcap
>> > {get,set}_def_meshid.  These commands are only supported on Marvell hardware
>> > that implements persistent defaults, such as the OLPC Active Antenna.
>> > Accordingly, this patch may not be suitable for upstream merging.
>> But this is the _one_ thing which might actually be OK to do with a
>> private ioctl, since it's very hardware-specific. Unlike like all the
>> mesh-mangling stuff where we really ought to be compatible with o11s.
>> So maybe, just maybe, we _can_ do this with iwpriv and push that
>> upstream.
> Maybe we do, after all, need an iwpriv equivalent in cfg80211/nl80211 so
> that we can kill wext at some point.
> Or maybe this should be in sysfs or so?
> johannes

Or maybe in configfs? That's a better place for configuration options.
(BTW rt2x00 uses debugfs as an iwpriv replacement, so that's another

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