Re: Conversion of Host-AP to new WE API

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-14 07:46:11 UTC

On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 02:57:39PM -0700, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:

> 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).

Thanks! I was going to take a closer look at the new WE API this weekend, so this will certainly free some time for taking a closer look at private ioctls and wireless events for AP scanning etc.

> To test it, you will just need a kernel later than 2.4.19-pre5
> and apply the patch to the driver. It should also be backward
> compatible, but you won't get any benefit there.

I'll have to do some testing first and I will then merge the changes into the driver. However, it looked like the patch would break at least permission checking for older kernels (the driver is still supposed to work with any Linux 2.2.x/2.4.x version), so this will change a bit.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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