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authorJouni Malinen <jouni.malinen@atheros.com>2009-11-23 15:08:59 (GMT)
committerJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2010-01-09 18:53:57 (GMT)
commit4f8423d66de248fb01652ed7a8934ade51a035b9 (patch)
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Add cleared deprecation notes on iwl,ndiswrapper,madwifi(sta) wrappers
These driver wrappers should not be used anymore; WEXT should be used instead. However, there may still be users stuck on older kernel versions that may require driver specific wrappers, so the source code still remains in the repository.
-rw-r--r--src/drivers/driver_madwifi.c4
-rw-r--r--src/drivers/driver_ndiswrapper.c6
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/README4
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/defconfig3
4 files changed, 14 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/src/drivers/driver_madwifi.c b/src/drivers/driver_madwifi.c
index cc6f27e..7521037 100644
--- a/src/drivers/driver_madwifi.c
+++ b/src/drivers/driver_madwifi.c
@@ -11,6 +11,10 @@
* license.
*
* See README and COPYING for more details.
+ *
+ * Please note that madwifi supports WPA configuration via Linux wireless
+ * extensions and if the kernel includes support for this, driver_wext.c should
+ * be used instead of this driver wrapper.
*/
#include "includes.h"
diff --git a/src/drivers/driver_ndiswrapper.c b/src/drivers/driver_ndiswrapper.c
index d8bd72e..b5c534a 100644
--- a/src/drivers/driver_ndiswrapper.c
+++ b/src/drivers/driver_ndiswrapper.c
@@ -11,6 +11,10 @@
* license.
*
* See README and COPYING for more details.
+ *
+ * Please note that ndiswrapper supports WPA configuration via Linux wireless
+ * extensions and if the kernel includes support for this, driver_wext.c should
+ * be used instead of this driver wrapper.
*/
#include "includes.h"
@@ -345,7 +349,7 @@ static void wpa_ndiswrapper_deinit(void *priv)
const struct wpa_driver_ops wpa_driver_ndiswrapper_ops = {
.name = "ndiswrapper",
- .desc = "Linux ndiswrapper",
+ .desc = "Linux ndiswrapper (deprecated; use wext)",
.set_wpa = wpa_ndiswrapper_set_wpa,
.set_key = wpa_ndiswrapper_set_key,
.set_countermeasures = wpa_ndiswrapper_set_countermeasures,
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/README b/wpa_supplicant/README
index 5f6305e..b282150 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/README
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/README
@@ -517,11 +517,11 @@ drivers:
hostap = Host AP driver (Intersil Prism2/2.5/3) [default]
(this can also be used with Linuxant DriverLoader)
hermes = Agere Systems Inc. driver (Hermes-I/Hermes-II)
- madwifi = MADWIFI 802.11 support (Atheros, etc.)
+ madwifi = MADWIFI 802.11 support (Atheros, etc.) (deprecated; use wext)
atmel = ATMEL AT76C5XXx (USB, PCMCIA)
wext = Linux wireless extensions (generic)
ralink = Ralink Client driver
- ndiswrapper = Linux ndiswrapper
+ ndiswrapper = Linux ndiswrapper (deprecated; use wext)
broadcom = Broadcom wl.o driver
ipw = Intel ipw2100/2200 driver (old; use wext with Linux 2.6.13 or newer)
wired = wpa_supplicant wired Ethernet driver
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/defconfig b/wpa_supplicant/defconfig
index dd9460d..4d0aa8a 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/defconfig
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/defconfig
@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@ CONFIG_DRIVER_HOSTAP=y
#CFLAGS += -I../../include/wireless
# Driver interface for madwifi driver
+# Deprecated; use CONFIG_DRIVER_WEXT=y instead.
#CONFIG_DRIVER_MADWIFI=y
# Set include directory to the madwifi source tree
#CFLAGS += -I../../madwifi
@@ -60,6 +61,7 @@ CONFIG_DRIVER_HOSTAP=y
#CONFIG_DRIVER_PRISM54=y
# Driver interface for ndiswrapper
+# Deprecated; use CONFIG_DRIVER_WEXT=y instead.
#CONFIG_DRIVER_NDISWRAPPER=y
# Driver interface for Atmel driver
@@ -74,6 +76,7 @@ CONFIG_DRIVER_ATMEL=y
#CFLAGS += -I/opt/WRT54GS/release/src/include
# Driver interface for Intel ipw2100/2200 driver
+# Deprecated; use CONFIG_DRIVER_WEXT=y instead.
#CONFIG_DRIVER_IPW=y
# Driver interface for Ralink driver