Testing the Wireless driver changes
dcbw at redhat.com
Fri Jan 18 10:08:09 EST 2008
On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 08:36 +0800, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 19:16 -0500, Giannis Galanis wrote:
> > It must be noted that the important issue of this discussion is how to have
> > the radio blocked from BEFORE the XO boots, so as not to be conflicting with
> > the airline regulations.
> We should change the firmware so that it isn't active automatically as
> soon as it's loaded -- let the driver activate it when it's appropriate.
> Then the decision as to whether the radio is blocked can properly be
> handled in userspace, and the device can be left quiescent if
Yes. The active antennas firmware would need to be slightly altered to
start on firmware boot, but the normal XO firmware should certainly be
radio-off-until-driver-enabled (by setting IFF_UP or device open).
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