[patch] Correctly update /proc/net/hostap entries when interface is renamed

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sun Sep 18 21:59:41 EDT 2005


On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 07:30:33PM +1200, Matt Brown wrote:

> I have created a small patch to improve the functionality of the driver
> when interfaces are renamed.

> The patch can be found at. 
> http://www.mattb.net.nz/patches/hostap/hostap-ifrename.patch
> 
> Would you please apply this patch to the CVS tree?

Thanks! It looks like the patch would be otherwise fine, but I have
couple of comments on it before applying it. It does not seem to take
care of removing and re-adding STA entries in procfs (i.e., one for each
associated STA in Master mode). Another point is the place for
triggering proc remove-add process. Now it is done in prism2_open().
Could this be done earlier, i.e., when the interface is changed, not
when the interface with new name is being set UP?

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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