[arch-general] [signoff] kernel26 2.6.30-2

Adrian C. anrxc at sysphere.org
Fri Jun 12 14:44:07 EDT 2009

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009, Tobias Powalowski wrote:

> Remove binary modules from extra?
> Guys opinions on this?
> madwifi -> AUR # supported by ath5k and ath9k normally

ath5k seems to be solid. In all my testing it proved to be stable, even 
with injection. However last time I checked they still didn't support 
Master mode. According to linuxwireless they still don't 
(http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ath5k#features). Madwifi 
supports this for ages of course. The Turbo and Super modes are also 
present even in the cheapest of cards, probably not commonly used, but 

I also want to mention the BBS topic on kernel panics on Acer machines 
(http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=73877). It seems to be a bug 
in the wmi driver which affects acer-wmi when stack protection is 
enabled. Patch is available somewhere on the LKML and is waiting to go 
upstream. It would be good to warn users to blacklist acer_wmi when this 
kernel goes out of testing.


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