libertas private ioctls

Deepak Saxena dsaxena at
Thu Jun 11 04:42:33 EDT 2009

On Jun 10 2009, at 11:48, Daniel Drake was caught saying:
> Hi Deepak,
> In OLPC OS 8.2, libertas had private ioctls
> which /etc/init.d/olpc-configure used to configure the LEDs:
> 	iwpriv eth0 ledgpio 1 1 2 12 3 16
> These aren't present in the 2.6.30-rc5 kernel I am running on my XO-1,
> and presumably neither on the xo-1.5 kernel.
> I think the ledgpio command is needed for correct behavior of the LEDs
> on the mesh. I have mesh working with NM-0.7/F11 but the LEDs are
> silent. How should we solve this?

My quick answer is to move these forward from our old kernel. We can try 
pushing them upstream too but I would like to understand why we need them 
and if there are alternatives such as sysfs that we could use.


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