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From: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <>
To: Bruno Randolf <>
Cc: Felix Fietkau <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/3] cfg80211: Add nl80211 antenna configuration
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:09:17 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Bruno Randolf <> wrote:
> i already tried to explain several times why FIXED_A, FIXED_B, or DIVERSITY is
> not enough even for "legacy". please re-read the mails and the description of
> the first patch - i really don't want to re-iterate it *again*. thanks :)

What legacy device and respective device driver do we support upstream
on the kernel that has this sort of extra antenna setup? Do you
foresee this happening? New silicon simply won't be using legacy
(non-802.11) so I do not expect new chipsets to have this setup and I
do not foresee neither a driver supporting these devices nor interest
from anyone actually implementing this upstream.

Even consider Turbo stuff on Atheros legacy chipsets. For eons I've
been recommending this crap just be removed from ath5k but yet there
has been resistance. To this day no one has worked on it nor do I
expect anyone will and actually get Turbo support upstream.

So yes, perhaps some odd ball legacy devices exist with a setup other
than ANT_A ANT_B and DIVERSITY but I do not think we will support them
upstream, ever.


  reply	other threads:[~2010-07-29 15:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-07-27  9:47 [PATCH v4 0/3] Antenna configuration Bruno Randolf
2010-07-27  9:48 ` [PATCH v4 1/3] cfg80211: Add nl80211 antenna configuration Bruno Randolf
2010-07-27 10:05   ` Johannes Berg
2010-07-28  2:03     ` Bruno Randolf
2010-07-27 16:19   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2010-07-27 16:39     ` Felix Fietkau
2010-07-27 16:47       ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2010-07-28  2:06         ` Bruno Randolf
2010-07-28 17:24           ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2010-07-28 17:50             ` Felix Fietkau
2010-07-28 21:15               ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2010-07-28 21:26                 ` Felix Fietkau
2010-07-28 21:39                   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2010-07-28 22:05                     ` Felix Fietkau
2010-07-28 22:14                       ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2010-07-29  0:10                       ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2010-07-29  2:11             ` Bruno Randolf
2010-07-29 15:09               ` Luis R. Rodriguez [this message]
2010-08-02  3:59                 ` Bruno Randolf
2010-08-02  5:31                   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2010-07-27  9:48 ` [PATCH v4 2/3] mac80211: Add " Bruno Randolf
2010-07-27  9:48 ` [PATCH v4 3/3] ath5k: Add support for " Bruno Randolf

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