Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys
To: None <source-changes@NetBSD.org>
From: David Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/02/2006 15:12:07
On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 12:48:49PM -0800, Sam Leffler wrote:
> David Young wrote:
> >Module Name: src
> >Committed By: dyoung
> >Date: Thu Mar 2 03:38:48 UTC 2006
> >Log Message:
> >Miscellaneous ath(4) and net80211 updates and bug-fixes coming from
> >sam@ and various open source repositories:
> > Ignore "phantom" beacon misses: should stabilize connections
> > to access points (no more ceaseless link-UP/DOWN indications).
> > Also, re-synchronize beacon timer using the TSF in the
> > first beacon received after joining a BSS---this should
> > also help suppress spurious beacon misses. I am hopeful
> > that this will help ath(4) lossage reported by perry@ and
> > smb@.
> The real fix appears to be sending probe req in response to a h/w bmiss
> before dropping the ap. The phantom bmiss stuff just helps reduce the
> number of probe req frames. I couldn't tell from the commit msg whether
> the code to send a probe req was added.
If that is in there, I did not notice it.
> > Add new configuration through sysctl.
> > Use a shorter calibration interval until IQ calibration
> > finishes.
> > Report antenna noise through radiotap.
> I think you mean the calibrated noise floor.
The antenna noise field is filled with the result from
ath_hal_getchannoise(), what *does* it mean?
> > Rudiments of Radar Detection / Dynamic Frequency Selection.
> > Update to HAL version 0.9.16.13.
> This is old (and was not a release); 0.9.16.16 is a release that has
> fixes to 0.9.16.13 and also disables DFS.
I will import 0.9.16.16 just as soon as I have time. I did
what I could, with materials I had on-hand, on borrowed time.
If you would like to import a later HAL, try the script at
<http://svn.cuwireless.net/cuw/trunk/freebsd-import/halimport>. You will
need the shell libraries in the script's directory.
> > Update open sources for changes to the HAL API.
> > Add HALs for additional architectures: add big-endian ELF
> > HALs for sparc64 and for PowerPC. Also add a Alpha HAL.
> > These new HALs are untested under NetBSD.
> sparc64 works (tested by Martin) and BE ppc elf is know to work. The
> alpha build is the untested code.
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