NetBSD Continues Long Overdue Push To Modernize Their WiFi Drivers
The WiFi renewal effort by NetBSD has been working to support newer WiFi standards, provide better SMP support, and handling other wireless networking features. The WiFi renewal effort was restarted last year though developer Martin Husemann noted the progress has slowed down a bit in recent months.
Many of the existing NetBSD WiFi drivers have been found to be a "fragile state" and various technical difficulties in the conversion to modernize these wireless drivers. The modernization work continues to be done off of mainline in its own WiFi renewal branch.
The current WiFI driver matrix shows just a subset of the drivers so far have been converted by this effort.
Husemann went on to note in today's status update that it's not clear when this branch will be merged or if it will make it for the upcoming NetBSD 10 branching/release.