[KARMIC] review these for rt2x00 (adds rt2800pci)

Ivo van Doorn ivdoorn at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 17:36:04 BST 2009


On Friday 17 July 2009, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 1:00 AM, Stefan Bader<stefan.bader at canonical.com> wrote:
> > Ivo Van Doorn wrote:
> >>
> >> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 1:15 AM, Luis R. Rodriguez<mcgrof at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Stefan Bader<stefan.bader at canonical.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> At least this seems to be material for 3 or 4 patches
> >>>> - adapt the rfkill stuff
> >>>> - some documentation update
> >>>> - add the new pci version of the 2800 (with that rt2x00soc lib
> >>>>  which might be another patch)
> >>>> - and some fixes...
> >>>
> >>> Not only that but this driver is not yet merged upstream, there should
> >>> be a good reason for that.
> >>>
> >>> Ivo, what's the status on rt2800pci? Some users have been asking about
> >>> it.
> >>
> >> The status is that it is not functioning correctly, during boot it
> >> will print out
> >> tons of errors about the device not being ready, and afterward it cannot
> >> scan,
> >> connect or do anything useful.
> >>
> >> And I think those problems can be considered enough reasons for not
> >> merging
> >> the driver upstream yet. ;)
> >>
> >> Ivo
> >
> > I would say so. :) Assuming there is a bit of truth in those claims of that
> > tarball working better than the current kernel code, we might take away all
> > the new driver bloat and see what remains (which might be the part Ivo has
> > anyways in wireless testing...)
> 
> Its not part of wireless-testing.

Well any patches in rt2x00.git which I have not send to linux-wireless yet
should _not_ be merged to anywhere since they are often incomplete,
incorrect or plain broken.

Ivo



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