Testing the Wireless driver changes

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Wed Jan 16 17:46:33 EST 2008


On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 20:22 -0200, Ricardo Carrano wrote:
> I believe what you want is "radio off", not "mesh stop".

"radio off" == iwconfig eth0 txpower off

that's always been around from day #1.

> On Jan 16, 2008 8:01 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote: 
>         2008/1/16 Ricardo Carrano <carrano at ricardocarrano.com>:
>         > IMHO, there is no point in investing time in mesh stop/start
>         now (or any
>         > time in the future unless there is a strong reason for that
>         - which we lack
>         > now).
>         
>         
>         The stated reason for wanting this feature is to easily
>         disable
>         wireless before getting on an airplane. There is a way to do
>         it at the
>         command line, but I don't see government ministers and
>         education
>         officials doing that with any reliability. 
>         
>         If all you want is transport, you can take out the battery
>         pack, but
>         if the mesh is not disabled, it will come alive when the
>         battery pack
>         is inserted, long before you can boot and get to a command
>         line to
>         turn it off. I am quite certain that some of the
>         aforementioned
>         ministers and officials will want to show off their new toyz
>         on planes
>         just like the rest of us.
>         
>         Or we could just wait until there is sufficient public
>         pressure to 
>         allow XOs to mesh on airplanes so that the rules are changed.
>         Hey, who
>         wants to make the movie Toyz on a Plane? %-]
>         
>         --
>         Edward Cherlin
>         End Poverty at a Profit by teaching children business 
>         http://www.EarthTreasury.org/
>         "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."--Alan
>         Kay
> 



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