[CentOS-devel] RPM Contribution

Dag Wieers

dag at centos.org
Wed May 13 00:13:15 UTC 2009

On Tue, 12 May 2009, David Dreggors wrote:

> Dag Wieers wrote:
>> On Mon, 11 May 2009, David Dreggors wrote:
>>> Dag Wieers wrote:
>>>> Besides as far as I have tested, the madwifi solution (for newer
>>>> Atheros hardware) replaces some of the other wireless infrastructure and
>>>> thus breaks other wireless drivers and is impossible to package properly
>>>> for RHEL/CentOS.
>>> Was unaware of that, can you give examples of the libraries/modules that
>>> get overwritten (for rollback/restore purposes)?
>> The problem is not that they may or may not get overwritten, the problem
>> is that if you have a set of modules that use the original mac80211 and
>> cfg80211 kernel modules, and the new madwifi that use modified (newer?)
>> mac80211 and cfg80211 modules, depending on which mac80211 and cfg80211
>> modules you have loaded, only one set of wireless drivers may  work.
>> People using a USB wireless stick because they have problems with their atheros,
>> might not get the original drivers to work because of the above mess that
>> was created.
> Well that's no good. Not sure if you got my email, I added a bug
> submission to upstream as you asked. They have now assigned someone to
> the bug.

I saw it, we need more people to test the ath5k module with their hardware 
and report back so it is apparent this is a general problem.

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