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Bug#593183: broken rt2860 support after upgrade to 2.6.32-18 from -16

Hi Jonathan,

On 27 November 2011 01:09, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> wrote:
> Raphael Geissert wrote:
>> I just tried with a visible AP (using the same crypto settings) and it works.
>> So, the changes to the module appear to only break support for hidden APs.
> Thanks for finding this.  As Ben mentioned, Realtek's original
> rt2860sta driver was abandoned in favor of rt2800pci from the rt2x00
> project[*] (the usual risk of using a staging driver).

Indeed, the rt2800 driver works like a charm compared to the rt2860sta :)

> However, many people still use squeeze.  So I would be happy to see
> the regression you discovered fixed.  Some questions in that vein:
>  1. Just to check, can you still reproduce the trouble with the
>    latest squeeze kernel?
>  2. Can you bisect?  The squeeze kernel is on the "squeeze" branch
>    of git://git.debian.org/kernel/linux-2.6.git; the usual
>    "make silentoldconfig; make; fakeroot -u make deb-pkg" should work
>    to build each revision one wants to test.

I currently don't have enough disk space to accommodate such a setup,
but will at least try with a live image or something similar.
Back when I was affected I remember checking the different changes
made to the driver, but they were all made in one big patchset that
was added in a single commit, IIRC.

HTH. I will anyway try to free up some space.

Cheers, and thanks for picking up such an old bug :)
Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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