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  • New Linux WLAN subsystem integrated into mm kernel tree

    Almost a year ago the Linux WLAN developers announced the switch to a new WLAN subsystem. Today the new system finally found its way into the mm kernel tree of Andrew Morton.

    In May and April 2006 it became clear that the devicescape WLAN stack will be the future base for the Linux WLAN drivers. The aim was to overcome the current situation of having several different subsystems for different drivers and to create a common, well documented subsystem. The kernel developers hope that this will improve the quality of the Linux WLAN drivers in general and that it will also make it easier to develop new drivers for that system.

    In February this year a summit dedicated to Linux WLAN took place and the issues around the new stack were discussed. It was made clear that there is still some work to do and that the driver is not ready for inclusion - yet. However, it was also made clear that it is not too far away, as realistic aims kernels 2.6.23 or 2.6.24 were mentioned.
    Michael Larabel