Subject: wi driver: initialization order
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From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/08/1999 13:58:01
I'm now testing wi driver with wavelan turbo card.
I noticed that, if I use wiconfig before ifconfig, like
# wiconfig -i wi0 -p 1
# wiconfig -i wi0 -n 0100
# ifconfig wi0 up
kernel will display "wi0: device timeout" onto the console.
This is because, on invocation of /usr/sbin/wiconfig, IFF_RUNNING
is raised prior to call to wi_enable() (this is done in wi_init()
called via wi_setdef()). I'm not sure how to fix this.
Transmission/reception of IPv6 datagram can be done if you add
ETHERTYPE_IPV6 into one "if" statement in if_wi.c. However,
wi interface cannot seem to receive ethernet multicast datagrams
on non-promiscuous mode (therefore, IPv6 will not work properly
as it uses multicast packets throughout the protocol spec).