[PATCH] supplicant: Add timers for SME associate & authenticate.

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Thu Feb 24 12:30:07 EST 2011


On 02/24/2011 07:12 AM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> And by the way, I did not apply this patch:
> http://www.candelatech.com/~greearb/patches/hostap-e/0011-sme-Start-auth-timer-sooner.patch
>
> I don't think it has been sent to the mailing list, but anyway, it does
> not look correct. There should be no need to use the authentication
> timeout here since we already know that the driver refused to
> authentication command. The scheduled scan request after one second
> should clear the state even sooner than the new authentication timeout.

I think I was worried that the authenticate logic would fail to
complete and get stuck in some half-auth state.  Starting the timer
earlier ensured that something would kick it.  I'm not sure the
scan itself would fix up a bad state transition...

But, I could have been wrong about that...

Thanks,
Ben

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