hal, rfkill and compat-wireless (Re: [RFC/RFT] rtl8187: Implement rfkill support)
Luis R. Rodriguez
mcgrof at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 11:54:13 PDT 2009
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Hin-Tak Leung<hintak.leung at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Hin-Tak Leung<hintak.leung at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 8:14 AM, Johannes Berg<johannes at sipsolutions.net> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-08-26 at 16:45 -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>>>> Johannes, did kernels < 2.6.31 have /sys/class/rfkill ?
>>> Yes, but I never understood why that matters. If you've got
>>> compat-wireless "rfkill" loaded then the original rfkill can't be loaded
>>> anyway. And their symbols would probably clash anyway if the original is
>>> built in, in which case you can't use compat.
>>> You haven't renamed cfg80211's sysfs either, so why rfkill?
>> There are a couple of wimax drivers which depends on rfkill... or
>> bluetooth drivers? I think one likely reason is that there are valid
>> situations or hardware combinations which requires having both of them
>> loaded. (but that's a whole can of worms )
> Argh, I just have a stacktrace after reboot - toshiba_acpi.ko (on a
> toshiba laptop) requires the stock-kernel rfkill-* symbols, and rfkill
> won't load because of my modified compat-wireless rfkill_backport.ko
> which takes up /sys/class/rfkill rather than
> /sys/class/rfkill_backport . There's your reason from sysfs renaming.
> I wonder why/how I could unload rfkill.ko earlier, since the *_acpi.ko
> needs it - maybe I had acpi unloaded as a side-effect also.
> I guess we'll need hal to treat /sys/class/rfkill_backport like
> /sys/class/rfkill then - will file a bug somewhere on freedesktop,
> although I hear hal is on its way out....
How many modules depend on rfkill, as with ssb maybe we should just
add them all ? I'm not volunteering though, but just pointing out that
if its not that many as with ssb perhaps its best to just add the
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