[PATCH] hostapd: nl80211: Driver does not support authentication/association or connect commands

Eugene wifi.mailing.list at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 08:18:37 EST 2013


The hostapd do not require connection stuff of STA.

The following commands is not required for AP:
- NL80211_CMD_CONNECT
- NL80211_CMD_DISCONNECT
- NL80211_CMD_ASSOCIATE
- NL80211_CMD_DISASSOCIATE
- NL80211_CMD_AUTHENTICATE
- NL80211_CMD_DEAUTHENTICATE

But the common code require support some of them.
As result the devices with AP only mode can not be initialized, with
error "nl80211: Driver does not support authentication/association or
connect commands".
That patch solve that problem.

BTW:
I think that more parts of nl80211 driver code can be hidden by
"#ifndef HOSTAPD".
Am I right?

Or there are present some internal rules, like minimize conditional compilation?
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