[pkg-wpa-devel] Removal of madwifi driver backend support

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Sat Jun 7 19:52:13 BST 2008

On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 07:40:58PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Could perhaps the kernel team share their thoughts on the status of the
> madwifi driver? Is it scheduled to be removed from the intrepid kernel?

I don't understand the relevance of this question.  From what you had
quoted, use of the madwifi *wpasupplicant* backend should be discontinued,
because it's not the "right" way to interface with the madwifi driver, and
using the wext backend is better supported for madwifi than "madwifi" itself
is - so isn't that the right thing to do, regardless of what the plans are
for the madwifi driver in the kernel?

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