[Olsr-dev] Minstrel - was: OLSRd 0.5.4 and 0.5.5 with ETT available

Sven-Ola Tuecke (spam-protected)
Fri Nov 14 14:31:54 CET 2008


to grab link info is an overall problem - to be solved on other layers 
(means: not by the routing daemon). So one may want to catch up with the 
news. Here's a snippet:

Last wednesday, I've talked to felix. He currently re-implements / revises 
the madwifi minstrel rate control stuff for ath5k. He is totally aware of 
the need for an API here - which (hopefull) shows up in the linux kernel one 
day. Felix says, the minstrel rate ctrl algo should be compatible/usable 
with other linux wifi drivers as well (all mac80211 - with the exception of 
intel, <cite nbd>intel has their own rate control and it look like that they 
will stick with it for a longer time</cite>).

As a summary: it may be worth the time to monitor ath5k/minstrel. Maybe the 
BSD folk can be convinced to contribute/adapt the upcoming API (at least do 
translate the output of BSD-iwlist-ata mentioned by john).


// Sven-Ola 

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