Re: [PATCH 2.5] fixes for airo.c

From: Javier Achirica (
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 13:56:23 EST

Understood. I'm checking that change in my code and I'll update it in the
CVS (before commiting to the kernel tree).B

On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Mike Kershaw wrote:

> Grargh. At work all weekend. Didn't have time to make a real patch.
> Anyhow - Proposed changes to airo.c for rfmonitor mode. I've been working
> on making it quiet (not continually probing) and on making it enter "true"
> rfmon mode (right now it doesn't, which is why user-controlled channel
> hopping doesn't work). Both of these are "special case" stuff that doesn't
> affect normal users, but are near and dear to my own pursuits. :P
> I've succeeded in the first, but not the second, so I hadn't released any
> changed driver code. The first is actually a very simple change - in the
> code block that puts the driver into rfmon mode (around line 2480 on my
> code) after setting:
> config.rmode = RXMODE_RFMON | RXMODE_DISABLE_802_3_HEADER;
> or
> it should set:
> config.scanMode = SCANMODE_PASSIVE;
> and in the code block exiting rfmon mode, after:
> config.opmode = 0;
> it should set:
> config.scanMode = SCANMODE_ACTIVE;
> With my testing this stops the probing in rfmon (good) and doesn't have any
> negative impacts. More testing is, of course, a good idea.
> I can try to come up with an exact diff but I figured I should get something
> out while everyone is discussing changes, and I don't know how much time I'm
> going to have in the coming weeks.
> -m
> --
> I like my coffee like I like my friends -- Dark, and bitter.

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