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Re: kernel config question



> > > Any reason why CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED is set? Which user land bits
> > > still need this? Is work being done to eliminate the need for this? 
> > 
> > Hopefully. It's causing oopses. We should ideally have bugs filed for
> > anything in userspace which needs it.
> 
> See the message on lkml and linux-wireless with the subject:
> 
> Recent wireless breakage (ipw2200, iwconfig, NetworkManager)
> 
> It actually has nothing to do with NetworkManager, but the problem is
> that gregkh's patch broke HAL in ways that only an as-then unreleased
> version of HAL could cope with (and possibly other stuff).
> 
> Root cause was that the patch gregkh landed was faulty.  See his mail
> with this subject and the date of "Tue, 6 Mar 2007 12:05:37 -0800
> (15:05 EST)".  The patch removed the 'device' link
> from /sys/class/net/XXX/ directories, which means you simply cannot
> match up the class device with the hardware it actually is, which is
> wrong & bad.
> 
> Dan

So this might be fixed in 2.6.21? Might be fun to unset this for one
fedora kernel release to see what happens. Bill? Dave?

-Louis


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