Important kernel update should not break stuff

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Thu Jun 14 02:54:11 UTC 2012

Felix Miata wrote:
> Is "never" appropriate even if one's own experience is with 3 systems? 7
> systems? 13 systems? 40 systems? Never say never, or always. ;-)

That can widen the class of affected devices, but from there to "all Intel 
WiFi" is still a long stretch. (For a starter, last I checked they didn't 
even all use the same driver, but some legacy chipsets had legacy drivers. 
Then AFAIK there are different code paths in iwlwifi for different device 
generations, and also different firmware. And then of course different 
hardware behaves differently. Plus, WiFi issues also tend to depend on the 
exact configuration you're using, in particular on how the access point is 
set up. And finally there can be interaction with other hardware or drivers 
on the machine.)

        Kevin Kofler

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