#11866 NORM Future : Further update libertas mesh for cfg80211

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Wed May 16 17:17:14 EDT 2012

#11866: Further update libertas mesh for cfg80211
 Reporter:  dsd     |                 Owner:  dsd           
     Type:  task    |                Status:  new           
 Priority:  normal  |             Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  kernel  |               Version:  not specified 
 Keywords:          |           Next_action:  code          
 Verified:  0       |   Deployment_affected:                
Blockedby:          |              Blocking:                
 The upstream kernel has a partial move of the libertas mesh device from
 wext to cfg80211.

 This works, but not well enough for NetworkManager to use it:

 I think what is needed is:
  * mesh device needs to tell cfg80211 that it's always connected
  * mesh device needs to always return 1 fake scan result, which is the
 mesh its connected to
  * NM needs patching to support the mesh methods (see attached patch for a

 For now we have a NM-level workaround.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11866>
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