[PATCH]: Madwifi driver set countermeasures bug workaround

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sun Nov 18 12:08:24 EST 2007


On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 02:58:34PM -0700, Ted Merrill wrote:

> According to Atheros engineers, the following is a necessary 
> workaround for a bug in some versions of madwifi linux driver,
> see comment in the patch.

Why would this workaround be needed in hostapd? Surely the proper way
to handle this would be to fix the driver not to crash..

> If you are not comfortable with this, perhaps you could add it in 
> surrounded by some sort of #if[def] ...

I don't see much point in doing that. Who would know how and when to
enabled it? This would need to be documented somewhere and one could as
well just document how to fix the driver..

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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