Subject: kern/26709: ath(4) lacks sysctls & more
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/19/2004 00:11:14
>Number:         26709
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       ath(4) lacks sysctls & more
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    dyoung
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Aug 18 22:36:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Hubert Feyrer
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0_BETA
System: NetBSD miyu 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (MIYU) #15: Tue Aug 17 02:17:44 MEST 2004 feyrer@miyu:/home/cvs/src-2.0/sys/arch/i386/compile/obj.i386/MIYU i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	the ath sysctls aren't documented. I'd expect them to be
	listed and explained in the ath.4 manpage:

	pc9649% sysctl -d hw.ath
	hw.ath.dwell: Channel dwell time (ms) for AP/station scanning
	hw.ath.calibrate: Chip calibration interval (secs)
	hw.ath.outdoor: Enable/disable outdoor operation
	hw.ath.countrycode: Country code
	hw.ath.regdomain: Regulatory domain
	hw.ath.debug: Enable/disable ath debugging output

	Also, items lacking documentation on the driver:
	 * enabling tx-burst
	 * enabling hardware-compression
	 * setting tx-power
	 * connection between country-code and regdomain, and
	   where to take numbers for CC from (once it's setable...).
	   The Unicode UN Numeric-3 numbers seem to be useful there:

	Plug an ath card into a machine, and try to get it going.
	Wonder how to change things like countrycode.

	At least mention the sysctls in the manpage.