[Patch v3] supplicant: add dbus getter method for nl80211 iftype

Avinash Patil avinashapatil at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 04:29:08 EST 2014


Hi Johannes,

We need to use both interfaces simultaneously. So even if driver were to
change interface type dynamically, we still need to have a way to figure
out interface type. Supported interface types (advertised by cfg80211)
would still not help here.

Thanks,
Avinash.

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net>
wrote:
>
> On Thu, 2014-12-18 at 13:59 +0530, Avinash Patil wrote:
>
>
> > Simultaneous AP/STA operations are expected using wpa_supplicant.
> > Since mlan0 is interface with smaller ifindex, connman tries to start
> > AP operation on mlan0 interface and fails because it cannot change
> > iftype.
>
> The cfg80211 API makes no allowance for this - I think you should fix
> the driver to be more dynamic.
>
> IOW - the cfg80211 API has a way to say "I support AP, station or IBSS"
> but not "I support station on mlan0 and AP or IBSS on a secondary
> interface"
>
> johannes
>
>
>
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