[PATCH 0/1] [Hardy LBM, netbook-lpia branch] rt2x00: re-adjust wifi signal strength

Ike Panhc ike.pan at canonical.com
Mon Apr 19 03:57:04 UTC 2010


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Stefan Bader wrote:
> Colin Ian King wrote:
>> Please ACK/NACK etc before end of this week if possible.
> 
> I believe Andy and me sort of acked that. But I guess there currently there
> might be a little friction on who applies it. Sort of I was assuming Ike, as he
> had been taking care of netbook-lpia branch stuff in Hardy. So Ike, feel free to
> make the changes to hardy lbm and ping me to pull it into the repo.
> 
> Stefan
> 
>> Thanks!
>>
>> On Fri, 2010-04-09 at 10:14 +0100, Colin King wrote:
>>> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king at canonical.com>
>>>
>>> BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/557239
>>>
>>> Hardy LBM, netbook-lpia branch
>>>
>>> [Note: Please apply post Monday 12th because of a project release
>>>  timing dependency ]
>>>
>>> Impact: rt2x00 wifi signal strength range is very compressed and almost 
>>> meaningless as a metric because of fictional TX status when using the
>>> driver rt73usb and also a very large skewing affect caused by a large 
>>> mix of TX and RX metrics with a small RSSI metric.
>>>
>>> Fix: Base signal strength based on RSSI rather than TX and RX metrics
>>> and tweak RSSI base offset to a more reasonable base value.
>>>
>>> Testcase: Without the patch, signal strength shows very little change
>>> when close or from from an AP. With the patch, the signal strength
>>> ranges are closer to those shown from other wifi drivers.
>>>
>>> Colin Ian King (1):
>>>   UBUNTU: rt2x00: re-adjust wifi signal strength range
>>>
>>>  .../drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00.h           |    6 +++---
>>>  .../drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt73usb.h          |    2 +-
>>>  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>>>
>>>
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