[Fwd: [PATCH] Fix NetworkManager/wpa_supplicant race condition]

Ben Collins ben.collins at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 19 15:50:22 BST 2007


On Thu, 2007-04-19 at 08:32 -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:
> I got some feedback from Dan Williams on wireless-dev, but what he is
> advocating (drive the SoftMAC through a re-authentication cycle whenever
> an ESSID is set) is a bigger change then I want to introduce just now
> for a stable release.
> 
> Dan's proposal is correct architecturally, but the SoftMAC layering is
> somewhat confused with respect to 802.11 authentication/association. I
> am not at all confident that mucking around won't break something else.
> 
> I still think this is the right patch for Feisty.

See if you can round up some people from the bug report to do some
testing with this patch. Also, get some people who have no problems (but
use softmac) to regression test.

Maybe with some reports to back up this patch we can convince them to
take it upstream. Definitely need testing before putting this in feisty.

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