Comment 23 for bug 414560

I just wanted to update with what I've found lately... I tried kervel's patch from comment #20 and I'm _VERY_ pleased with the results. I've been running a custom-compiled compat-wireless-2009-09-14 with power management and rfkill polling turned off, per his comment, and I have not had any network disconnects or drops whatsoever, and the network connection has been really, really good. Like, sustained 1.9M/s file transfers over the wireless connection, which I've never gotten before even on my Thinkpad. Hope this helps someone else and/or helps the kernel devs to a good solution that can be made a permanent part of the ath9k kernel modules. The only thing I don't like is that I had to uninstall linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-15-generic to be able to use compat-wireless and since then, eeepc-tray isn't as functional as it should be and I have to manually hit FN+F1 to suspend instead of just being able to close the lid to suspend (closing the lid just unloads the ath9k module but doesn't go any further).

Anyway, thank you kervel! =:)