[PATCH v2] hostap: Support ht-cap over-rides.

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sat Nov 19 06:34:08 EST 2011

On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 01:48:52AM -0800, Ben Greear wrote:
> I'm not sure...my use-case is for testing APs primarily.
> Maybe setting rates to a lower value would help reliability
> in some cases, and tuning the aggregation may also allow
> users to decrease latency (at a cost of throughput)?

Why would users need to do that? Isn't this something that the rate
control algorithm should take care of automatically?

> Is there any particular bit that seems complex to you?

Well, more or less all of that patch.. ;-) The problem here is that your
use case is very special and it increases the size of the wpa_supplicant
binary without really providing useful functionality for most users as
far as I can tell. Binary size may not matter much in many cases, but
wpa_supplicant is used in various limited resources embedded devices and
there is desire to avoid unnecessary size increases. Sure, this
particular patch may not be that large of an increase on its own, but
these things pile up and are difficult to get rid of once applied.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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