[PATCH 2.6] Intersil Prism54 wireless driver
jim at netgate.com
Thu Mar 11 03:41:42 EST 2004
On Mar 11, 2004, at 12:31 AM, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Mar 2004, vda wrote:
>> On Thursday 11 March 2004 06:11, Jim Thompson wrote:
>>> madwifi already put a generic 802.11 stack in linux.
>> It's not in Linus tree, and will have hard time merging due to
>> binary-only part.
>> Actually from technical perspective I like Atheros hardware. Since it
>> uses *x86* binary part, not ARM/whatever, I conclude it allows host
>> more control over inner workings of the card. Interesting ;)
> The important difference is that "ARM/whatever" is firmware that works
> the card, while the "x86 binary part" is linked into the driver and
> as part of the kernel.
I'm sorry, I just don't follow this.
> This makes it impossible to compile madwifi for non-Intel
> including ARM, PowerPC and AMD64. This is a major drawback,
> especially if
> you consider embedded applications.
Its just 'C' code.
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