Subject: Re: introducing ath(4) and the FreeBSD 802.11 layer
To: Sam Leffler <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/13/2003 23:37:45
On Monday, October 13, 2003, at 09:27  PM, Sam Leffler wrote:

> ath on pci should cover cardbus (does on FreeBSD at least).  Thinkpads 
> w/
> minipci mostly work; there are some issues.  Some have an rfkill 
> switch that
> needs some support in the driver that isn't present yet.  Also, some 
> machines
> use different PCI device id's and some BIOS support in an effort to 
> force
> only "approved drivers" to work with the cards.  We're working out 
> this issue
> too.

On NetBSD, PCI and CardBus are handled separately (though several 
people, including me, consider this to be a mistake).

So, for now, anyway, we'll need to add a separate CardBus front-end for 

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>