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Re: Adding support for Atheros wireless NICs (ath5k, formerly madwifi)

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:

> On Tuesday 01 April 2008, Frans Pop wrote:
>> Alternative could be to have just blkcipher (~ 8kB) in
>> crypto-core-modules and then have just add arc4 and ecb to
>> nic-wireless-modules as these don't seem to be needed for other things.
> After some more thinking I've decided on this solution. See attached patch.
>> However this would not work in the long run if there are other wireless
>> drivers/implementations that require other crypto modules that are also
>> used for encrypted file systems.
> Such modules could legitimately be added to crypto-core, so no real problem.
> If that does happen, all arches should start using crypto-core-modules. For 
> now I think it's best to just let crypto-modules pull in blkcipher on 
> arches that don't have nic-wireless.
> I'll wait until tomorrow for comments, but will then upload and start a 
> massbuild so that ath5k is added and all already uploaded arches are 
> updated against latest kernel and l-m-e.

Please go ahead. :-)

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