Hostap_pci vs. orinoco_pci

Denis Vlasenko vda at
Sat Nov 19 06:31:35 EST 2005

On Saturday 19 November 2005 01:20, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> > > By the way, orinoco_pci only support Prism based cards.
> > 
> > Is there some particular reason to keep the orinoco_pci now when we have hostap_pci?
> Because it's more universal.  I can have an Orinoco pcmcia card and a
> Prism PCI card and have them both supported by one driver.
> Not having orinoco_pci would be like an artificial limitation for users
> with Prism PCI cards.
> orinoco_pci is good for testing Orinoco backend on embedded systems that
> only support MiniPCI.
> Development of the orinoco driver is still going on.  Not having
> orinoco_pci would limit developers and testers to systems with PCMCIA
> bridges (including PLX).

I don't quite understand you. Let me ask it another way: is it possible
to make hostap and orinoco drivers to support disjoint sets of devices?

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