is wifi-driver developed anymore?

Paul Fertser fercerpav at
Wed Aug 26 07:46:38 CEST 2009


Nicola Mfb <nicola.mfb at> writes:
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 9:51 PM, Paul Fertser<fercerpav at> wrote:
>>> then please help me someone to learn the necessary-things about kernel-hacking
>>> (i know, it's a lot of work!) to fix this **** bugs in wifi?
>> I tell you the most nasty bugs are in firmware. Which we don't have
>> sources for and don't know a way to update anyway. Blame Atheros.
> please may you elaborate a bit more?
> How kernel ops are related to ar6000 firmware bugs?

It's hard to be motivated to basically rewrite the driver if you know
that the nastiest bugs will still be there. BTW, i have a "fix" for
the bind/unbind problem, but not for the "ioctls to the device which
is down".

The driver was bad and now it's even in worse condition because of all
the tweaking. Solving one race condition results in exposing
another. The addition of rfkill support multiplied the possibilities
even further...

Currently (great thanks to Harald!) we're waiting another answer from
Atheros but do not hold your breath.

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