Re: Enabling WEXT_CORE

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On Mon, 2020-09-07 at 18:35 +0200, Etienne Cordonnier wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using linux-backports in "integration mode" and managed to
> backport wireless drivers from 5.4 to 4.9 (I needed to fix a few
> Kconfig files, since integration mode does not work 100% out of the
> box, but other than that everything seems to work).
> One issue I have is that the file
> "patches/0004-disable-wext-kconfig.patch" is removing the option
> WEXT_CORE in backports/net/wireless/Kconfig, meaning that there is no
> config BACKPORT_WEXT_CORE defined. However the config
> BACKPORT_CFG80211_WEXT depends on WEXT_CORE, so I cannot enable
> BACKPORT_CFG80211_WEXT and support for the old iwconfig interface (the
> iw tool works fine, though). Is it a known limitation, or am I missing
> something?

It's a known and more or less intentional limitation - there's no good
way to do this because some wext bits need to be built into the kernel
specifically for cfg80211.

Just stop using wext.


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