Patch for upgrading iwlwifi drivers

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Fri Aug 10 17:11:37 UTC 2007

Wang, Yong Y wrote:
> Hello,
> This is Yong Wang from Rolla's team. Pls find attached the patch against
> ubuntu-gutsy-lum.git for upgrading iwlwifi drivers from v0.0.42 to
> v1.0.0-1. As you might know, iwlwifi v0.0.42 which is currently included
> in ubuntu-gutsy-lum.git has a critical bug that IBSS mode does not work.
> We already resolved this issue in iwlwifi v1.0.0-1 and our validation on
> Gutsy tribe 3 showed pretty good results.
> Could you pls review it and get it merged into git repo if appropriate?
> Since this is the first time I submit patch, pls let me know if I have
> done anything wrong in terms of following Ubuntu development process;-)
> Thank you very much!
>  <<0001-UBUNTU-iwlwifi-update-to-v1.0.0-1.patch>> 
> Regards
> --
> Yong

Yong - Thanks for the iwlwifi update. I have several suggestions:

1) When updating debian/changelog you should bump the version number. In
this case from 2.6.22-9.22 to 2.6.22-9.23.

2) Ben had trouble reading the EEPROM on at least one machine. The fix
was to extend the timeout loop count from 10 to 100. I noticed that you
have reverted this fix.

-       for (to = 0; to < 100; to++) {
+       for (to = 0; to < 10; to++) {

3) Since you have an account on, it is preferable that
you request a pull from your git repository for gutsy kernel and lum
changes, while also publishing the patches to
kernel-team at You can use 'git format-patch --stdout' to
generate an email.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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