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From: "John W. Linville" <linville@tuxdriver.com>
To: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
Cc: torvalds@linux-foundation.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, rjw@sisk.pl, rodriguez@atheros.com,
	johannes@sipsolutions.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH] wireless: fix regression caused by regulatory config option
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 16:09:39 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20081026200939.GC12648@tuxdriver.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081026103024.2712ddc9@infradead.org>

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 10:30:24AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> From 9095a0f6005a8f50c79e51f4aaceda95e361a891 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
> Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 10:25:30 -0700
> Subject: [PATCH] wireless: fix regression caused by regulatory config option
> 
> The default for the regulatory compatibility option is wrong;
> if you picked the default you ended up with a non-functional wifi
> system (at least I did on Fedora 9 with iwl4965).
> I don't think even the October 2008 releases of the various distros
> has the new userland so clearly the default is wrong, and also
> we can't just go about deleting this in 2.6.29...
> 
> Change the default to "y" and also adjust the config text a little to
> reflect this.

Is it common practice to have compatibility options default to
"y"?  I'm not saying it shouldn't be, just wondering if it has been
traditionally?

John
-- 
John W. Linville		Linux should be at the core
linville@tuxdriver.com			of your literate lifestyle.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-26 20:10 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 [this message]
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
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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