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Re: Wireless support

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Wireless support
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 15:23:35 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040523i


On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 11:52:43AM -0200, Matheus Morais wrote:
> There exist support to run wireless cards in Hurd?

No, not yet.

> If no, its possible (with
> the currently workable system) design that kind of device driver to Hurd?
> Its already exists a lot of workable drivers in GNU/Linux and FreeBSD, its
> possible port them to work on Hurd?

Yes.  The most straight-forward possibility would be to create glue code
for those driver frameworks, to embed them in GNU Mach.  That's, for
example, how it is done for our current NIC support: glue code for Linux
2.0 drivers.

Maybe it would be enough to update the current glue code to get wireless
cards working (apart from firmware loading issues)?  I don't know enough
about how they are handled in GNU/Linux or *BSD to give a definitive


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