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Re: Airport Monitor Mode Patches

I have a preliminary kernel module package that replace the stock
orinoco/airport drivers with those from the savannah project: 

You can find my package at:


I should update the source but the current one should work with any 2.4
and 2.6 kernel. I currently use it with 2.6.5-mc1.


On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 03:03:51PM -0700, Paul Mullen wrote:
> What's the current status of the monitor-mode patches for the Airport
> (older 802.11b-only cards) kernel module? Six months ago I was able to
> apply a patch posted in July '03 by Jens Schmalzing to the 2.4.23-benh
> tree, but with partial success. The resulting kernel compiled fine and
> monitor mode worked, but my system would only run for a brief period of
> time before 'ksoftirqd_CPU0' ran out of control, consuming 99% of
> processor time.
> Are there any plans to roll the monitor-mode driver patches into the
> main kernel tree at some point in the future? If not, why?
> Paul
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Christophe Barbé <christophe.barbe@ufies.org>
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