[PATCH 1/6] nl80211: Share a common netlink object.

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Thu Oct 20 10:57:32 EDT 2011


On 10/20/2011 06:28 AM, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-10-20 at 06:26 -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
>> On 10/20/2011 04:19 AM, Johannes Berg wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2011-10-19 at 12:20 -0700, greearb at candelatech.com wrote:
>>>> From: Ben Greear<greearb at candelatech.com>
>>>>
>>>> This decreases load and spurious messages when running
>>>> lots of VIFs.
>>>
>>> I'm pretty sure this will completely break hostapd.
>>
>> How?  We run multiple VAPs just fine with this patch.  We are using
>> one hostapd process per VAP (and many STA interfaces in a single wpa_supplicant).
>>
>> Please let me know what scenario you are worried about and I'll test it.
>
> Hm, I couldn't find global_init() being called in hostapd, so I thought
> this will not work at all?

I did most of my testing with some other patches applied as well.  Perhaps
I messed up when splitting up the patches.  I'll double-check this patch
set works stand-alone later today.

Thanks,
Ben

>
> johannes


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