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From: "Ben Martel" <>
To: "Jiri Kosina" <>,
	"Linus Torvalds" <>
Cc: "Marcel Holtmann" <>,
	"David Sterba" <>, <>,
Subject: RE: [PATCH][v4] ipwireless: driver for 3G PC Card
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 21:14:23 +1300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Baa Baa (a Kiwi greeting :) ),

I have to second Jiri on this one. The card is used as a 'WAN'
technology not a 'LAN' technology platform and hence does not really fit
into the 'wireless 802.11<anything>' space. I think that it should be
merged in where it currently sits. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jiri Kosina [] 
Sent: Wednesday, 6 February 2008 1:15 p.m.
To: Linus Torvalds
Cc: Marcel Holtmann; David Sterba;; Ben
Subject: Re: [PATCH][v4] ipwireless: driver for 3G PC Card

On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> And especially with wireless, I think the impact for any future
> are about the wireless infrastructure, not PCMCIA. There's little
> to believe that we'll ever make any big PCMCIA overhauls exctly
> PCMCIA is so dead. So I'd happily merge it, but I would be even
> if I got ack's from the wireless people or if it was simply merged
> way too.

Unfortunately the device has quite confusing name (and the driver of 
course follows). It has 'wireless' in its name, but it has literally 
nothing to do with "wireless" networking, as long as 802.11<anything> is


It is in fact a PCMCIA card, that acts as a GPRS/EDGE/UMTS modem. So its

This has been already discussed, please see


Jiri Kosina

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  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-06  8:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-01 15:37 [PATCH][v4] ipwireless: driver for 3G PC Card David Sterba
2008-02-01 16:32 ` Marcel Holtmann
2008-02-06 11:15   ` David Sterba
2008-02-05 10:19 ` Jiri Kosina
2008-02-05 23:46   ` Marcel Holtmann
2008-02-06  0:02     ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-06  0:15       ` Jiri Kosina
2008-02-06  8:14         ` Ben Martel [this message]
2008-02-07  9:57       ` [PATCH][v5] " David Sterba
2008-02-07 23:27         ` Jiri Kosina

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