Big bundle of patches for hostap.

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Thu Jan 6 13:57:07 EST 2011


On 12/07/2010 04:20 PM, Ben Greear wrote:
> Several of my patches are too big for the list, so I've uploaded the
> entire series to:
>
> http://www.candelatech.com/~greearb/patches/hostap/

I never did hear any response to this.  I have since fixed
a few bugs in patch 12, and will be happy to re-submit them
if there is any interest.  However, if this stuff is
DOA, then I'll not bother.

Thanks,
Ben

>
> These patches convert much of wpa_supplicant to use wpa_msg instead
> of wpa_printf and changes wext and nl80211 to use global netlink
> sockets instead of one per interface.
>
> This global socket work greatly decreases CPU load and kernel buffer
> usage when there are lots of interfaces configured.  The wpa_msg
> logic allows us to give the device name in the messages and should
> help propagate messages to the CLI I believe.
>
> Patch 12 is fresh, but the rest have been tested fairly well.
>
> Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions
> for improvement.
>
> Thanks,
> Ben
>


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Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com



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