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Re: RFC: automagically set wireless regulatory domain in cfg80211



On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:22:08AM -0800, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> 2009/3/2 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
> > On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 12:53 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> >>
> >> Some fallback (like an init script) should be included in any case,
> >> since some installations will obviously not be using NetworkManager.
> >> NM, when in use, can certainly push updated regulatory settings when
> >> necessary, over and above what the init script would do.
> >>
> >> So we should really have both.
> >
> > And if the system isn't going to use wireless at all, why spend the
> > bootup time to set something that will be of no use?
> 
> Why not use a udev rule? I'm not sure exactly how to match wireless
> devices, but something like:
> 
> # Set regulatory domain for wireless types (ARPHRD_IEEE80211*)
> ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTR{type}=="801|802|803",
> RUN+="set-wireless-domain"
> 
> What goes in /lib/udev/set-wireless-domain I have no idea.

My first impression is "hey, that's not a bad idea!"  I'm sure someone
can tell us why we are wrong... :-)

John
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