On 06-08-11 22:41 Adam Hunt wrote: > Is it possible to patch 2.6.18-rc4 or later with the old (pre-rewrite) > driver or will it conflict with the version that has been merged?
If you want to use the vendor driver never compile zd1211rw static into the kernel. If that is ensured, you somehow must ensure that the vendor driver module will be loaded instead of zd1211rw. There are several options to do it: Don't compile the driver itself, simply remove it, unload it (rmmod) if it has been loaded and load the old driver, patch the udev configuration to look for the old driver. Maybe some friendly person could create later patches for major distributions. But don't expect us zd1211rw folks to work on it. So module loading mechanisms are the only issue to care for. Please keep in mind that the vendor driver could have never accepted into the kernel, because of coding style issues and the overall structure. The driver had to be rewritten. > If it will conflict may I suggest that a patch of the old driver be > released as something like zd1211-old for those of us that have to > continue running it while the rewrite stabilizes? The zd1211rw is now pretty stable. I use it for several hours each day. I admit we still have to work on features, there are some issues with specific combinations of RF and ZD1211, but overall the picture is pretty good now. Keep in mind that we are not writing ower own softmac stack and a number of issues now are related to softmac. There is an agreement under the Linux WLAN developers to switch to the descape stack, but that hasn't happened so far for the mainline and descape has still it's own stability issues. However the developers are working on it. > Thanks for your time and all the work that you all have done getting > this driver rewritten and merged into mainline. I would like to thank everybody, who is testing the rewritten driver. This helps to find bugs and fixing them. Keep on going! Cheers, Uli -- Uli Kunitz ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Using Tomcat but need to do more? Need to support web services, security? Get stuff done quickly with pre-integrated technology to make your job easier Download IBM WebSphere Application Server v.1.0.1 based on Apache Geronimo http://sel.as-us.falkag.net/sel?cmd=lnk&kid=120709&bid=263057&dat=121642 _______________________________________________ Zd1211-devs mailing list - http://zd1211.ath.cx/ Unsubscribe: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/zd1211-devs