[PATCH stable] libertas: Extend CMD_MESH_CONFIG to get and set persistent mesh default params.

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Fri May 16 10:50:48 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 15:09 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 11:01 -0700, Brian Cavagnolo wrote:
> > This patch is based on a patch from Shailendra Govardhan.  It introduces
> > several new iwprivs: {get,set}_bootflag {get,set}_boottime {get,set}_def_chan
> > {get,set}_def_protid {get,set}_def_metid {get,set}_def_meshcap
> > {get,set}_def_meshid.  These commands are only supported on Marvell hardware
> > that implements persistent defaults, such as the OLPC Active Antenna.
> > Accordingly, this patch may not be suitable for upstream merging.

> But this is the _one_ thing which might actually be OK to do with a
> private ioctl, since it's very hardware-specific. Unlike like all the
> mesh-mangling stuff where we really ought to be compatible with o11s.
> So maybe, just maybe, we _can_ do this with iwpriv and push that
> upstream.

Maybe we do, after all, need an iwpriv equivalent in cfg80211/nl80211 so
that we can kill wext at some point.

Or maybe this should be in sysfs or so?

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