From: Jean Tourrilhes (jt_at_bougret.hpl.hp.com)
Date: 2002-06-13 21:57:39 UTC
I went quickly through the Host-AP driver and converted it the the new driver API of Wireless Extension (Wireless Extensions v13). That was a very quick job and I only converted the standard calls (not the private one).
It doesn't add/remove any feature, and doesn't change the bug count, but it just reduce the driver size by 5000 bytes on my system (yep, 5% weight loss, just ready for the summer).
The patch is on my web page : http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html#newapi To test it, you will just need a kernel later than 2.4.19-pre5and apply the patch to the driver. It should also be backward compatible, but you won't get any benefit there.