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Amitkumar Karwar akarwar at marvell.com
Tue Nov 6 07:00:46 EST 2012


Hi Jouni,



> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:

> >

> > On Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 01:35:55AM -0700, Amitkumar Karwar wrote:

> > > Some nl80211 based non-SME drivers (ex. mwifiex) are capable of

> > > receiving management frames prepared in wpa_supplicant. Hence the

> > > check for WPA_DRIVER_FLAGS_SME flag is removed so that they can

> > > use 20/40 coex feature.

> >

> > This is not exactly planned way of using wpa_supplicant/sme.c, but I

> > guess it would be fine to re-use the same OBSS scan mechanism with both

> > types of drivers. However, this specific way of doing that could result

> > in undesired extra scans if the driver happens to implement OBSS scans

> > internally.

> >

> > Is there any way of determining that a driver that does not use

> > wpa_supplicant SME needs this functionality from user space? If not, we

> > may need to add nl80211 advertisement for this and enable this

> > functionality only if the driver indicates needs for it.



The idea of adding nl80211 advertisement for this feature looks ok to me. I will work on this.



Regards,

Amitkumar Karwar
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