[lfs-patches] Recommended patch for wireless_tools-29

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 12:57:31 PDT 2016


Munir Contractor wrote:
> Hello,
>
> There is a bug in Wireless Tools 29 which affects the scanning for wireless
> networks.
>
> If sudo iwlist <interface> scan is run in an area with too many wireless
> networks, the printing of the results fails with an error message
> print_scanning_info: Allocation failed.
> As a result network-manager, wicd and other such programs are unable to
> detect and connect to any network that is not already saved.
>
> I found a working patch for this issue on Arch Linux bug list (
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/15363). I tested it and it works fine.
>
> I followed the patch submission guideline and generated a new patch file as
> per that. I think this should be a recommended patch since it fixes a major
> issue with the functionality. I checked the wireless tools 30 beta release
> code and they have applied this patch there as well, so it won't be needed
> when the stable release is done.
>
> Please let me know if something needs to be changed in the patch.

Thanks.  I think we can get this into 7.10.

   -- Bruce




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