[PATCH] [RFC] wireless: move obsolete drivers to staging

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Sat Oct 14 05:02:49 AEDT 2023

On Fri, 2023-10-13 at 17:44 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2023, at 18:36, Geoff Levand wrote:
> > On 10/12/23 17:41, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > > But seriously - is it worth to try to keep a wireless driver for it if
> > > we don't even know anyone using a PS3 at all?
> > 
> > There is still a considerable user base for the PS3, so we
> > must keep the ps3-gelic-wireless driver.
> Do you know if anyone has tried changing this driver over to the
> cfg80211 interface from the wireless extensions?

I looked at that yesterday, and sadly I _think_ it's not even possible,
there are some corner cases in it like "no WPA2" that don't seem to be
fully covered in cfg80211/nl80211, at least not with the APIs today and
with current versions of wpa_supplicant.

It might still be doable because things like
WPA_DRIVER_CAPA_KEY_MGMT_WPA2_PSK don't really seem to be used much in
wpa_supplicant, but we'd have to carefully test that I guess.

Also, it depends on the PS3 firmware version whether or not that's

Then again, arguably wifi without WPA2 is pretty much useless these


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