2.6.17 kernel and improved wireless support
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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