Re: Madwifi & Kernel Updates
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> On 3/3/07, David R. Litwin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The reason that your WiFi is not functional is that with every
>> kernel-upgrade (which changes one of the three numbers; Is est; from
>> 2.6.17 to 2.6.18) you must recompile your Madwifi driver.
>> There you have it.
> Would this apply to any other application? I ask, so I can recompile them
> as well.
No, the madwifi is directly linked to the kernel and uses an
internal API, so the symbols an interface functions need to match in
order for it to work.
The applications use an API which does not change from kernel
version to version and are not linked directly to the kernel, so the
symbols are not relevant for the application.
You do not need to compile userland applications for them to keep
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein
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