[PATCH 0/5 - v2] Automatic scanning support
alexander.bondar at intel.com
Thu Apr 5 05:16:07 EDT 2012
My main concerns related to your implementation are as follows:
- It should provide a mean to implement customized periodic unassociated scan policy.
All decisions related to this kind of scan should be encapsulated inside the autoscan plugin.
The same concept as bgscan. In Android, for example, we need a specific periodic scan policy
because many decisions on periodic scan are taken above supplicant, in the framework.
- It should provide an ability to control scan parameters beside scan period. Autoscan plugin must be
able to alter SSIDs list and scan frequencies in scan request on its own behalf.
- Autoscan should be triggered by scan results event only when candidate not found. No need to trigger it
otherwise. Also, no need to fire the very first scan since it is done when interface is created.
- It should expose interface for authentication start notification to cancel periodic scan when connection starts
- It should expose interface for configuration update notification to adjust scan request parameters when they
are changed in config file or through ctrl_iface
BTW, we have implementation similar to what you have suggested, addressing the above concerns.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-bounces at lists.shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-
> bounces at lists.shmoo.com] On Behalf Of Tomasz Bursztyka
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 10:40 AM
> To: hostap at lists.shmoo.com
> Subject: [PATCH 0/5 - v2] Automatic scanning support
> Re-post of the previous patchset, with signed-off line added on each patch.
> Automatic scanning support into wpa_supplicant enables about the same
> behavior as bgscan, but while not being connected.
> Tomasz Bursztyka (5):
> Adding autoscan parameters support in config file
> Removing bgscan config macros in wpa_supplicant.c
> Automatic Scanning support added
> Adding AutoScan interface method to set or unset autoscan parameters
> Adding autoscan module named exponential
> wpa_supplicant/Makefile | 11 +++
> wpa_supplicant/autoscan.c | 137
> wpa_supplicant/autoscan.h | 54 ++++++++++++
> wpa_supplicant/autoscan_exponential.c | 105
> wpa_supplicant/config.c | 2 +
> wpa_supplicant/config.h | 9 ++
> wpa_supplicant/dbus/dbus_new.c | 9 ++
> wpa_supplicant/dbus/dbus_new_handlers.c | 43 ++++++++++
> wpa_supplicant/dbus/dbus_new_handlers.h | 5 +
> wpa_supplicant/events.c | 6 ++
> wpa_supplicant/scan.c | 3 +-
> wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.c | 28 +++++--
> wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant_i.h | 3 +
> 13 files changed, 407 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-) create mode 100644
> wpa_supplicant/autoscan.c create mode 100644 wpa_supplicant/autoscan.h
> create mode 100644 wpa_supplicant/autoscan_exponential.c
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