OLPC wireless startup at boot time

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Wed Oct 20 10:38:46 EDT 2010

On 20 October 2010 15:28, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> The hardcoded sleep *is* being removed. IME, that'll first uncover a
> variety of bugs and odd interactions/races in various drivers and
> hardwares it has been covering for.

It wasn't a workaround for races or bugs. It was a fundamental part of
the NM user vs system split. If you remove it, you'll break things
like ethernet connectivity. Not because of bugs, just because having a
delay was an inherent part of the "who gets it" design, mostly thanks
to limitations of HAL.

This has already been solved better in newer versions of
NetworkManager, thanks to advancements in udev allowing for nicer NM


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