What is the proper way to turn wlan on/off? Other wlan questions.

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Thu Dec 18 21:32:54 CET 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| Andy Green wrote:
|> Yeah I gathered that from the name ;-)  But WLAN with RF down is a
|> chocolate teapot, we don't have Monitor and you can't ACK.  So it's OK
|> to overload it as meaning "take WLAN down".
| The rfkill documentation quite strongly suggests that only a real
| rfkill switch or controller should even think about using the rfkill
| interface. So I'm not certain if a "pretend rfkill" implementation
| would be all that welcome, even though it would be quite close in
| terms of behaviour. I'll ask on the wireless list.

Sure we have to try to work with upstreams and not pointlessly do random
things.  But I'm not willing to cede all decisions about our product to
each upstream sort of mindlessly like you are there.

If it's useful and suits our needs to have an rfkill interface that
happens to take down the whole device because that's what we've got to
work with, we should just do that.

- -Andy

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