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From: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
To: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>,
	"John W. Linville" <linville@tuxdriver.com>,
	torvalds@linux-foundation.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, rjw@sisk.pl, rodriguez@atheros.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] wireless: fix regression caused by regulatory config option
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:29:15 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1225178955.3796.60.camel@johannes.berg> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081027204249.GA1620@ucw.cz>

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On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 21:42 +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > > it's not always nice, especially if you're trying to get rid of some
> > > nasty stuff, but think of it this way: you should be able to use a
> > > new kernel on an existing distro, at least for a reasonable type of
> > > distro (eg something shipped in, say, the last 2 years). In this case:
> > > even Fedora 10 is not likely to work!
> > 
> > Well, actually, it _ought_ to work fine, with a smaller set of channels,
> 
> Really? It will still break if your AP uses one of those channels, right?

Well yes, but the driver itself shouldn't simply fail as it did in
Arjan's case, it should just not find the AP rather than saying "sorry,
found error and can't continue" or something like that.

johannes

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  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-28  7:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-26 17:30 Arjan van de Ven
2008-10-26 20:09 ` John W. Linville
2008-10-26 20:16   ` Linus Torvalds
2008-10-26 20:18   ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-10-26 20:22     ` Johannes Berg
2008-10-27 20:42       ` Pavel Machek
2008-10-28  7:29         ` Johannes Berg [this message]
2008-10-26 20:44     ` John W. Linville
2008-10-26 22:12     ` Marcel Holtmann
2008-10-28 15:13 ` Bob Copeland

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