[PATCH] staging/wlan-ng: reflects NL80211 API change

Greg KH gregkh at suse.de
Fri Jul 9 15:05:49 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 12:50:14AM -0400, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> >>
> >> The problem is that the 802.11 netlink interface changed and the driver was not updated
> >
> > This needs to go through the wireless tree, care to send it there?  It
> > just caused a build error in my tree if I was to take it :(
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > greg k-h
> >
> Greg,
> I look at wireless-next-2.6 and wireless-testing, none of them have
> the same wlan-ng driver version that linux-next has.
> I have seen this situation many times:
> 1- Someone change and API in a subsystem tree (wirless, pcmcia, block, etc).
> 2- linux-next tree pull these API changes.
> 3- The other trees doesn't have the last (or at least the same) driver
> version that linux-next has.
> 4- Due the API change the drivers doesn't compile anymore. Both trees
> compile cleanly separate but when they got merged, problems arises.
> Because it is an API change, I'm told to send patches through
> subsystem trees. But I can't do that because that trees doesn't have
> the same driver version as linux-next has.
> Please tell me how do I have to proceed in these situations. Or tell
> me if there is a special integration tree for staging (besides
> linux-next) that I can use to generate my patches against.

Hm, you're right, it's a mess :)

I'll just keep this patch in my "to-apply" queue and watch for the api
change to hit Linus's tree and then queue it up to him when needed.

Sound good?


greg k-h

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