[arch-dev-public] [signoff] kernel26 2.6.28-2

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 16:59:27 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 8:01 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:38 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Tobias Powalowski schrieb:
>>>> The wireless regulatory stuff has to go as well, right? What is our
>>>> upgrade path for this, as most users won't just know they need to
>>>> install the new packages (but making them a depend is not correct
>>>> either)? optdepends might work here as a warning would be shown in the
>>>> pacman output, but I would definitely include this in the news item as
>>>> well.
>>>> -Dan
>>> Hrm, Thomas some input on this please. All crda and depends should move to
>>> core right?
>>> Could you post a little summary, how the new stuff works. I use wireless
>>> but don't need this regulatory stuff at all.
>>> thanks.
>> Without the regulatory stuff, some default channels will be enabled (like
>> 1-11) and the old hardcoded US, JP and EU domains (via the cfg80211_regdom
>> module parameter) still work (the latter will be removed upstream in .29).
>> However, to make the kernel use the correct information, you need crda. That
>> is only necessary if you use channels 12-14 or 802.11a, although it would be
>> best if everyone would set his regulatory domain so nobody accidently
>> transmits on a prohibited channel.
>> I'd say we add optdepends on crda, wireless won't break for most people
>> anyway. After crda is installed, all you need to do is uncomment the right
>> regdom in /etc/conf.d/wireless-regdom and add wireless-regdom to DAEMONS.
> And I'm not sure you even have to add anything to daemons at all- when
> I installed these packages on my laptop, the udev rule seemed to take
> care of everything and called crda all on its own.
> -Dan

Both systems booted fine. Signoff both arches.

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