Status report, October 16, 2007

Greg KH greg at
Thu Oct 18 22:01:07 UTC 2007

On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 11:56:22PM +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Greg KH schrieb:
>>> 1. linux-wlan project
>>> Still, they have drivers for some wireless devices not available in the 
>>> main kernel.
>> They are currently working directly with the Linux wireless developers,
>> and know how to get code into the tree if they want to.  I'm not too
>> worried about them.  But if they want our help, I'm sure we could do so.
>> Have you asked them?
> So, here is the answer:
> In short:
> "I'd love to see prism2_usb support go into the mainline kernel, but it's 
> not something I personally have the time to work on.  If someone else wants 
> to take up the torch, I'll provide what assistance I can."

You forgot the other part of that message:
	The basic problem is that in order to make linux-wlan-ng (or
	even just prism2_usb) suitable for kernel inclusion, so much
	work is involved that it would actually be less work to write a
	new driver from scratch (or add prism2_usb support to the
	in-kernel hostap/prism2 driver)

So, does anyone have this device, and thinks they might want to do this?


greg k-h

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