Updated WE-18 (WPA) proposal

Jeff Garzik jgarzik
Mon Aug 30 15:20:01 PDT 2004

Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 01:55:52PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
> <-- snip -->
>>>	Also, I'm not clear how the stuff in wireless-2.6 is supposed
>>>to trickle into the other trees (netdev-2.6, -mm and Linus's), and how
>>>to better link it with the CVS of the various drivers involved.
>>Less of a trickle than a flood:  wireless-2.6 should be the target for 
>>development of shared wireless stack code.  As several drivers are 
>>currently using bits of HostAP, for example, wireless-2.6 should be a 
>>focal point for patches that modify these drivers to instead share the 
>>same code.
>>Once this generic work is done, it would get pushed all at once to 
>>netdev-2.6, where it would receive testing in -mm.  Then, later, pushed 
>>to mainline.
>>	Jeff
> Beides wpa_supplicant from hostap code (which is actually going into
> WE18) what other code re-use is on the roadmap as of yet for wireless-2.6?

Intel Centrino driver is re-using chunks of HostAP, and I'm looking at 
doing so for the RealTek 8180 driver I am about to publish.

> Also who is coordinating this?

The same person who coordinates the kernel at large... no one ;-)


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