d80211 and iwlwifi

John W. Linville linville at redhat.com
Sun Feb 25 02:38:31 UTC 2007

On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 09:35:27PM -0500, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 11:18:40PM +0100, Tanguy Eric wrote:
> > Le samedi 24 février 2007 à 21:56 +0000, Mike Cohler a écrit :
> > > I hope this is not a repeat question but is it planned to have d80211
> > > and iwlwifi in the F7 release?
> > > 
> > > If so is it planned to put these into updates for FC6 at some point?
> > > 
> > For the d80211 stack it will be in the kernel when it will be ready but
> It is in rawhide as of today, and it should be upstream in -mm soon.
> > if i remember well there was 2 stacks, one from intel and an other one.
> I think you are confused by the fact that Intel is packaging a
> snapshot of the stack to enable their driver on older kernels.
> This should not be necessary for us.
> > I heard something soon because i heard for 2.6.21 but i'm not sure.
> > Dave, have you got news about this ?
> > Concerning iwlwifi, i think it will be a license problem so not in
> > fedora but maybe in an other repo.
> The iwlwifi driver is the new version, that does _not_ require binary
> userland bits.  There should be no licensing issue with the driver in
> Fedora.  I'm not 100% sure what the firmware license will be, but that
> shouldn't be significantly different from the current ipw2x00 drivers.

I should add that Intel has _not_ submitted an upstream patch for
iwlwifi at this time.  I anticipate they will do so "soon".

John W. Linville
linville at redhat.com

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