[PATCH] wpa_supplicant: Add a configuration file for P2P_DEVICE

Peer, Ilan ilan.peer at intel.com
Sun Sep 1 15:49:28 EDT 2013


> From: hostap-bounces at lists.shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-
> bounces at lists.shmoo.com] On Behalf Of Jouni Malinen
> Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 11:32
> To: hostap at lists.shmoo.com
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] wpa_supplicant: Add a configuration file for P2P_DEVICE
> 
> On Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 01:08:45PM +0300, Ilan Peer wrote:
> > If a P2P_DEVICE is supported by the driver, the wpa_supplicant creates
> > a dedicated P2P Device interface, where the configuration file used
> > for the main interface is used. As a consequence, if the configuration
> > file includes network definition etc., the wpa_supplicant will try to
> > perform station specific flows on the P2P Device interface which will
> > fail. In addition, if update_config is used, the P2P Device
> > configuration data will override the main interface configuration data.
> >
> > To overcome these situations, allow the option to use a specific
> > configuration file for the P2P Device functionality.
> 
> This does not sound desirable direction to me. Whether P2P_DEVICE is used is
> supposed to be transparent outside wpa_supplicant and it would be good to
> keep the differences minimal. It would sound cleaner to consider a separate
> configuration file for P2P parameters that could then be used either with
> P2P_DEVICE or any other P2P driver architecture.
> 

Ok. I'll rewrite the patch.

Thanks,

Ilan.


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