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Subject[PATCH RFC] ipw2200: select CFG80211_WEXT
Commit 24a0aa212ee2 ("cfg80211: make WEXT compatibility unselectable")
made it impossible to depend on CFG80211_WEXT. It does still allow to
select that symbol. (Yes, the commit summary is confusing.)

So make IPW2200 select CFG80211_WEXT, so that the ipw2200 driver can be
built again.

Signed-off-by: Paul Bolle <>

Building v3.19-rc1 for an outdated ThinkPad X41 left me without the
ipw2200 driver. It turns out this trivial patch is all that's needed to
make ipw2200 buildable again.

(A similar patch would be needed for the drivers behind Kconfig symbol
HERMES. Ie, orinico and friends.)

I must admit that I do not fully understand your commit. (How was
CFG80211_WEXT "marked for deprecation and removal for a little more than
two years"?) There's some terminology confusion: what you call "select"
I tend to call "set". Anyhow, your commit basically disables building
ipw2200 (and apparently orinoco and friends)?

Was that your intention?

drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/Kconfig | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/Kconfig b/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/Kconfig
index 91c0cb3c368e..21de4fe6cf2d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/Kconfig
@@ -65,7 +65,8 @@ config IPW2100_DEBUG

config IPW2200
tristate "Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG and 2915ABG Network Connection"
- depends on PCI && CFG80211 && CFG80211_WEXT
+ depends on PCI && CFG80211
+ select CFG80211_WEXT
select WEXT_SPY
select WEXT_PRIV

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