[PATCH] Retreive shared frequency when a singly "phy" is shared between multiple interfaces
jithujance at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 09:01:30 EST 2011
Hi Jouni, Johannes,
Thanks for your suggestions.
>It could be a good starting point to run some experiments with a new
>nl80211 command to enable P2P functionality on the initial wlan0
>interface with a mechanism that allows the driver to return a P2P
>Device Address that may (or may not) differ from the wlan0 MAC address.
This approach looks good!! I will try this out.
-- Jithu Jance
On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 03:31:35AM -0800, Jithu Jance wrote:
> > I agree with you. We had to do use separate interface since we didn't want
> > to use STA Interface for p2p device address related operations. And currently there is no way
> > for the supplicant to get the P2P device address from the driver (if P2P
> > address is different from the primary mac address). If supplicant can retrieve
> > p2p_dev_addr from driver, then supplicant can be run on wlan0 interface for
> > STA operations and can use the retrieved P2P address for building P2P IE's
> > and for sending P2P action frames.
> This is something that we need to discuss in more detail (on
> linux-wireless mailing list, I'd guess). There are other driver (e.g.,
> ath6kl) where a mechanism for being able to use a different address or
> well, at least some kind of different context for P2P operations may be
> desired. I agree with Johannes that adding a separate wlan1 interface
> for P2P device is not really the best way of doing this. Though, there
> could be some potential issues in being able to multiplex all P2P
> management operations on the station interface (but most, if not all, of
> those have been resolved with new attributes allowing TX rate control
> It could be a good starting point to run some experiments with a new
> nl80211 command to enable P2P functionality on the initial wlan0
> interface with a mechanism that allows the driver to return a P2P
> Device Address that may (or may not) differ from the wlan0 MAC address.
> > The current patch should address the functionality of retrieving the shared frequency (if we have multiple
> > interface shared across a single PHY). This i guess won't break anything else. Would it be possible to take-in this
> > patch, at least till the suggested P2P abstraction is implemented. Kindly share your thoughts on this.
> While shared_freq() was not originally really meant for nl80211-based
> drivers, I applied this now.
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