From: Pavel Roskin <svn-commits@ma...> - 2007-05-30 03:59:24
Project : madwifi
Revision : 2398
Author : proski (Pavel Roskin)
Date : 2007-05-30 05:59:18 +0200 (Wed, 30 May 2007)
Log Message :
Emphasize that most users don't need it, mention Makefile.kernel
* trunk/patches/README updated
--- trunk/patches/README 2007-05-30 03:42:46 UTC (rev 2397)
+++ trunk/patches/README 2007-05-30 03:59:18 UTC (rev 2398)
@@ -1,23 +1,25 @@
This directory contains the bits needed to integrate the Madwifi source
-distribution into a Linux kernel source tree. To do this, unpack the
-kernel source if needed, then run the install.sh script from this
+distribution into a Linux kernel source tree. This is only recommended
+on embedded systems with no kernel module support. For standard
+installation, please refer to the files in the top level directory.
+To integrate MadWifi into the Linux kernel, unpack the kernel sources if
+needed, then run the install.sh script from this directory.
If you want to patch the currently running system you can run install.sh
without arguments, otherwise specify the source tree location on the
-The driver sources will be copies into drivers/net/wireless/madwifi and
-some kernel files will be patched to know about this directory.
+The driver sources will be copied into drivers/net/wireless/madwifi in
+the kernel sources. Some kernel files will be patched to know about
+this directory. Files called Makefile.kernel will be renamed to
Now you can run "make menuconfig" or similar command and configure the
-driver using the normal mechanisms. If the kernel is already configured,
-run "make oldconfig" to skip the questions you have already answered.
+driver as you would normally do. If the kernel is already configured,
+run "make oldconfig", and you'll be asked only about Atheros driver.
-If you want to build modules, it's recommended that you use the
-standalone build rather than integrate the driver into the kernel. Use
-integrated build to compile Madwifi into the kernel. However, it's
-possible to build Madwifi modules when the driver is integrated into a
+It's possible to build Madwifi modules when the driver is integrated
+into Linux 2.6.x, but most users should not need that.