wpa_cli event handling (revisited)

Kel Modderman kelrin at tpg.com.au
Thu May 25 06:39:57 EDT 2006


Roy Marples wrote:
> On Thursday 25 May 2006 11:21, Kel Modderman wrote:
>   
>> Roy Marples wrote:
>>     
>>> On Thursday 25 May 2006 09:00, Kel Modderman wrote:
>>>       
>>>> The patch attached to the previous mail was not working as expected. So
>>>> i guess what I am really asking here is; should 'wpa_cli terminate'
>>>> cause a DISCONNECTED event if currently associated?
>>>>         
>>> I'm guessing not as if wpa_cli is terminated then the thing that is
>>> terminating it should be taking down the rest of the interface too.
>>>       
>> Well, wpa_cli is terminating itself (wpa_cli -i iface terminate), and if
>> a wpa_action script is active, and the iface is associated/connected, I
>> thought that maybe the wpa_action script should be taking down the iface
>> too.
>>     
>
> Then you may have a race. Gentoo init scripts can take care of this, but other 
> distro's may not be so flexible.
>
> I would say that if wpa_supplicant terminates then it should send a DISCONNECT 
> to wpa_cli causing the script to run. However, if I terminate wpa_cli I may 
> not want the DISCONNECT even to happen as wpa_supplicant which controls the 
> link may be running still so the link is still valid.
>
>   

Okay, I totally agree with all of that.

Thanks, Kel.



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