WLAN status update

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Mon Jan 12 21:10:05 CET 2009

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| On Monday 12 January 2009 20:54:17 Andy Green wrote:
|> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
|> |> Perhaps we should resume this on linux-wireless, since I guess that's
|> |> where all the rfkill folks hang out.
|> |
|> | Yes please do this, if you want.
|> Oh dear.  I thought we almost had Werner writing the rfkill code there
|> for a moment.  But it needs more discussion on a bigger list.
|> Otherwise the giant beached whale that is AR6001 driver might not go
|> upstream because rfkill support was not legally watertight to the
docs :-)
| Well, you guys want to get it implemented correctly. Because otherwise
it will
| completely break wireless. Every bug in rfkill will kill wireless. :)
| So it's not that easy to get right, actually. Any discussion that
improves the docs
| or API is highly welcome. We know that rfkill is far from being mature.

Yes it needs to be implemented correctly, but then, what doesn't?

It can be implemented simply and add stuff if it is needed.  For us,
this is just talk for a month and now more.

When the BT rfkill was added it just turned up in a patch and wham.

AR6001 is so far from going upstream it's nuts to lavish this level of
agonizing and time over a small enhancement to it.

Oh well.

- -Andy
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