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SubjectRe: iwlwifi-driver card doesn't work with 3.19-rc2+
On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Larry Finger wrote:

> > > If wireless maintainers think otherwise, I'll send a revert request to
> > > Linus for consideration.
> >
> > I wonder if the reaction would be like this one:
> >
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/12/23/75
> >
> > :-)
>
> It would be a little like that.
>
> One thread of interest is https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/12/22/348. Commit
> 24a0aa212ee2 ("cfg80211: make WEXT compatibility unselectable") made it
> impossible to select the IPW2200. The patch to allow selecting the IPW2200,
> which automatically selects CFG80211_WEXT has been added to wireless-drivers,
> but it has not yet made it to mainline. Once it does, then choosing to build
> the IPW2200 will provide a workaround.
>
> In my opinion, the need for the IPW2200 to have CFG80211_WEXT means that the
> original commit will likely be reverted, but your voice will help.

Ok, thanks a lot for another datapoint. I am sending revert patch to Linus
tonight.

--
Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs


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