Am Fri, 7 Aug 2015 16:50:23 -0700 Adrian Chadd <adrian.ch...@gmail.com> schrieb:
> Hi, > > Gleb/others doing this: you have 4 days to figure out what's wrong > with things, or I'm backing all of this work out. > > Thanks, > > > -adrian > > > On 7 August 2015 at 08:52, O. Hartmann <ohart...@zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote: > > Am Thu, 6 Aug 2015 18:13:55 +0300 > > Gleb Smirnoff <gleb...@freebsd.org> schrieb: > > > >> Hi! > >> > >> As part of the "opaque ifnet project" , all 802.11 (WiFi) drivers > >> undergo change of not being an interface anymore. Historically in FreeBSD > >> 802.11 stack, 802.11 devices called if_attach() and created an interface. > >> Later this was generalized and real functioning interface is created by > >> net80211 stack. However, remnant of parent interface remained. If you > >> are running Intel Centrino wireless, then you got iwn0 interface and > >> wlan0 interface. However, the former doesn't do anything. You can't > >> assign addresses to it or modify any of it parameters. Or you can > >> modify them, but that affects nothing. > >> > >> This superfluous ifnet on the list entangles the net80211 stack and > >> also is on the way of . So, decision was made to remove it. I > >> already did preparatory commits back in May, and now it is time to > >> finish that. > >> > >> The patch is: > >> > >> https://reviews.freebsd.org/D2655 > >> > >> And the Wiki page for it is: > >> > >> https://wiki.freebsd.org/projects/ifnet/net80211 > >> > >> The patch modifies every driver, and diff is bulky. However, changes > >> are mechanical and simple, most drivers appeared to work after first > >> run. Most converted drivers are tested to work. > >> > >> This is list of drivers that are not tested, due to lack of testers: > >> > >> mwl, ipw, bwn, wi, upgt, uath. > >> > >> But, as said, changes are mechanical and probability is 95% that > >> they will work. > >> > >> The only complex one is ndis(4). It could be broken by conversion. > >> Since I already got a tester volunteer, I will fix it quickly if > >> anything happens. > >> > >> Another untrivial one is wtap(4), which is not connected to the > >> build and appeared to be broken even before conversion. Anyway, > >> I made it compilable. > >> > >> Now, for the configuration. The sequence of commands you need > >> to run to configure a WiFi interface doesn't change. As before > >> it is: > >> > >> ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev iwn0 > >> ifconfig wlan0 $foo > >> > >> Your rc.conf doesn't need any changes. As before: > >> > >> wlans_iwn0="wlan0" > >> ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP WPA" > >> > >> However, iwn0 disappeared from the 'ifconfig -l'. It is still > >> in devinfo, or in dmesg. For the sake of installers or other > >> configuration software, a sysctl is provided: > >> > >> net.wlan.devices: iwn0 > >> > >> The /etc subsystem needs to be tweaked. Previously the wlan(4) > >> interfaces were created in childif_create(), and the script > >> did check for presence of parent interface. In my patch I > >> provided wlans_up(), that doesn't check. The code in D2655 > >> now works correctly both on patched and on unpatched kernel. > >> > >> Alternatively, I could tweak childif_create() to use net.wlan.devices > >> instead of 'ifconfig -l'. Or, to use them both, to work on older > >> and on newer kernels? > >> > >> I am not sure which path with /etc is better, so seeking for > >> help with that. > >> > > > > After updating to FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r286415: Fri Aug 7 17:22:43 CEST > > 2015 > > amd64, several APs won't startup anymore: > > > > [...] > > Starting hostapd. > > Configuration file: /etc/hostapd.conf > > bsd_set_if_media: SIOCSIFMEDIA Device not configured > > bsd_init: failed to set operation mode > > bsd driver initialization failed. > > wlan0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->DISABLED > > wlan0: AP-DISABLED > > hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan0 wasn't started > > ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=5 eloop_data=0x801c47100 user_data=0x0 > > handler=0x41a0e0 > > /etc/rc.d/hostapd: WARNING: failed to start hostapd > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" Again, with the most recent changes as of r287211, hostapd doens't start my WiFi AP anymore (FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #7 r287169: Wed Aug 26 20:26:49 CEST 2015 amd64 does!).
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