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