2.6.17 kernel and improved wireless support

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Thu Jun 22 03:27:46 BST 2006

On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 01:41:43PM -0400, Ryan Dean Bair wrote:
> Is this softmac thing related to devicescape wireless stack or is that still 
> in the testing tree? 

Devicescape and softmac are two different solutions to the same problem. 
Devicescape has more features - softmac builds on what was already in 
the kernel and so was easier to integrate first. It's likely that 
Devicescape will be used instead in future.

> I think the coolest thing about 2.6.17 is the automatic selection of UP/SMP 
> and optimizations for dual-core chips. Guess we don't need to worry about 
> making the installer picking the right kernel at boot anymore :-)

We actually already have that patch in the Ubuntu kernels.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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