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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] remove custom Michael MIC implementation
On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 09:58:51AM +0200, Wolfram Sang wrote:
>
> > The code is untested, I have hardware in the mail.
>
> Cool!

The card I have is a Spectec FCC ID: S2Y-WLAN-11B-G which I believe is
a SDW-823 and should use the ks7010 driver. I am going to attempt to
get it running on a Raspberry Pi B+. I ordered the wrong size break
out board originally so waiting on the new one now.

>
> > If any one is interested and has any comments I would really like to
> > hear them. I am open to all suggestions (even down to trivial coding
> > style issues).
>
> I'll just repeat that the key move to get this driver out of staging is
> to get away from the WEXT interface to CFG80211. Otherwise no chance
> that wireless maintainers will even look at it. This is a huge change
> but once it is done, features like Michael MIC come with it for free
> (from what I recall, I am not a wireless expert myself).

That would explain why I could not find more than the Orinoco driver
using the Michael MIC module directly.

> Without the CFG80211 conversion, replacing the Michael custom
> implementation with the in-kernel one makes the driver a tad better and
> is good exercise. However, it will sadly not help to get the driver out
> of staging.

I'll drop it then. Could you please tell me, is there any thing else
more I need to do to let LKML know that this RFC is dropped? Or is
this reply enough. I don't want to use any ones time unnecessarily.

>
> But if you want a clean WEXT driver first, this is a step in the right
> direction.
>

Let's go for a CFG80211 driver and get out of staging :) So next step
is I guess study the ath6kl driver, learn how CFG80211 is done and
implement that interface in ks7010? Oh, and test that it works.

thanks,
Tobin.


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