is wifi-driver developed anymore?

Nicola Mfb nicola.mfb at
Wed Aug 26 14:51:03 CEST 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 7:46 AM, Paul Fertser<fercerpav at> wrote:
> 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...

Umh, I understand and feel very frustrated :(, the lack of UMTS may be
accepted only with a reliable WiFi.
I'd like to see a form of "acceptable" stability, when my system
crashes due to wifi in the 99% of cases even the "reboot" command
segfaults and I have to remove the battery. With old kernels I got
"wow interrupts" and other forms of instability but at least the
device continues to work.
If possibile please revert to some old driver or fix the current even
if the firmware may cause problems.
I started a proof-of-concept work on a wifi manager some months ago,
it works quite well with 2.6.28, added support for static ip, complex
wpa enterprise configuration, vibration on connect, popup messages and
so on, but I'm losing the enthusiasm to further develop it and as of
your words I'm beginning to think I should look for a device
replacement :(

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



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