On Sat, 2014-06-21 at 12:47 -0700, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> Well, it depends on what the hardware may want or desire to function
> correctly. I've no idea what theose chips require for multicast
> behaviour.
> 
> 
> -a
> 
> 

I think that was kind of my point of bringing this up.  Only a handful
of cards really implement the appropriate code.  Most of the rest,
implement stub functions that hide a console print message indicating
missing functionality.

I propose nuking most of these stub functions and wrapping the console
printf in a bootverbose.

sean



> On 21 June 2014 08:55, Sean Bruno <sbr...@ignoranthack.me> wrote:
> > My T61 has a wpi(4) card in it.  I noted that the console message "needs
> > muticast update" is emitted as it doesn't implement the required
> > function in its code and uses the default of the net80211 stack.  I
> > haven't noted any issues, but I took a journey through some of the
> > wireless drivers to see what the status of implementation was.  It seems
> > most of the drivers stub out the required function to get rid of the
> > warning.
> >
> > I perceive that with 6 exceptions, most of our wireless adapters don't
> > have an implementation, or worse, they implement a stub to squash the
> > warning.  Shouldn't these stub functions be removed?  Perhaps wrapp the
> > net80211 default behavior in bootverbose?
> >
> > -- implemented ic_update_mcast()
> > ath/if_ath.c -- implemented and working
> > usb/wlan/if_zyd.c -- implemented and working
> > usb/wlan/if_wi.c -- implemented and working
> >
> > -- sets a flag to default o/s behvavior?
> > mwl/if_mlw.c -- function coded out, most code if 0'd out
> > usb/wlan/if_upgt.c -- looks to default to whatever the o/s can do.
> > usr/wlan/if_run.c -- looks to default to whatever the o/s can do
> >
> > -- stubbed out function to squash warning (bug?)
> > iwn/if_iwn.c -- stubbed out in if_iwn to remove default error
> > usb/wlan/if_rum.c -- stubbed out to remove default error
> > usb/wlan/if_urtwn.c -- stubbed out to remove default error
> > usb/wlan/if_urtw.c -- stubbed out to remove default error
> > usr/wlan/if_uath.c -- stubbed out to remove default error
> > usb/wlan/if_rsu.c -- stubbed out to remove default error
> > wtap/if_wtap.c -- stubbed out to remove default error
> >
> > -- undefined, emits error correctly
> > wpi/if_wpi.c
> > bwi/if_bwi.c
> > bwn/if_bwn.c
> > ipw/if_ipw.c
> > malo/if_malo.c
> > ral/rt2560.c
> > ral/rt2860.c
> > ral/rt2661.c
> > wi/if_wi.c
> > usb/wlan/if_ural.c
> >
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