Subject: Re: iwictl program location and the iwi driver (for Intel 2200BG)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 01/12/2005 12:48:39
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Sverre Froyen <email@example.com> wrote:
>Now that Damien Bergamini's iwi driver is in the tree, it seems
>pertinent to consider the location of the iwictl program and the
>associated Intel firmware. Obviously, the firmware needs to be loaded
>before the interface will work and if you use dhcp the interface must
>work before before dhclient is started. The easiest way to achieve
>this, seems to me, is to place something like
> !iwictl -i $int -d zzzz -m bss
> up media autoselect ssid xxxx nwkey yyyy
>in the file /etc/ifconfig.iwi0.
>Since /etc/rc.d/network is run before the /usr partition is mounted,
>however, this implies that both iwictl program and the directory zzzz
>must be in the root partition. iwictl probably belongs in /sbin, but I
>could not see an obvious place for the firmware. Is there such a place
>and, if not, should one be created?
>PS This likely applies to the ipw driver as well.
I would prefer that we don't grow 1 ctl program per driver and come
up with a generalized firmware loader infrastructure.