[RFC] [PATCH] Try fallback drivers if global init for preferred drivers fails

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sat Feb 4 13:11:09 EST 2012

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 03:48:31PM -0600, Dan Williams wrote:
> Driver global init was considered a hard failure.  Thus if, for
> example, you used the Broadcom STA driver and didn't have nl80211
> or cfg80211 loaded into the kernel, and specified a driver value
> of "nl80211,wext", the nl80211 driver's global init would fail
> with the following message:
> nl80211: 'nl80211' generic netlink not found
> Failed to initialize driver 'nl80211'
> but since global init was a hard failure, creating the supplicant
> interface would fail and the WEXT driver would not be tried.
> Give other drivers a chance instead.

Thanks! Applied.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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