Testing the Wireless driver changes
dcbw at redhat.com
Wed Jan 16 17:47:46 EST 2008
On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 14:01 -0800, Edward Cherlin 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.
I've been working with Simon on this for the past week or so. It's
almost there on the backend, just needs testing and GUI bits from Simon
before it gets pushed to joyride builds.
> 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? %-]
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