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From: Holger Schurig <holgerschurig@googlemail.com>
To: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Cc: Dan Williams <dcbw@redhat.com>,
	"John W. Linville" <linville@tuxdriver.com>,
	linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [wt PATCH 0/5] libertas: make association work again
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:54:20 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <201007311554.20888.holgerschurig@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1280471706.3710.5.camel@jlt3.sipsolutions.net>

> I'm a bit tempted to say we could use the connect logic in cfg80211 to
> provide this? cfg80211 _already_ provides this if the hardware wants
> auth()/assoc() rather than connect() calls, so it seems fairly simple to
> also (optionally) do it here?

Some months ago I was thinking the same. I thought that the auth/assoc and 
connect driver APIs where quite unorthogonal. However, I did not understand 
all of cfg80211's state machinery to make the connect branch of the API also 
support a BSSID.

If that could be done this way, I'd prefer it over a libertas-internal hack.

Basically we'd need this to be controller from the driver:

do scan before connect
use connect() or auth()/assoc() to connect

That way ...

... some driver can say "no scan, use connect" (orinoco, e.g.)
... or "scan, use connect" (libertas)
... or "scan, use auth/assoc" (mac80211)

-- 
http://www.holgerschurig.de

  reply	other threads:[~2010-07-31 13:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-07-30  6:07 Dan Williams
2010-07-30  6:11 ` [wt PATCH 1/5] libertas: get the right # of scanned BSSes Dan Williams
2010-07-30  6:12 ` [wt PATCH 2/5] libertas: better scan response debugging Dan Williams
2010-07-30  6:14 ` [wt PATCH 3/5] libertas: better association request debugging Dan Williams
2010-07-30  6:16 ` [wt PATCH 4/5] libertas: fix association with some APs by using extended rates Dan Williams
2010-07-30  6:18 ` [wt PATCH 5/5] libertas: scan before assocation if no BSSID was given Dan Williams
2010-07-30  6:37   ` Johannes Berg
2010-08-04  5:43   ` [wt PATCH 5/5 v2] " Dan Williams
2010-07-30  6:35 ` [wt PATCH 0/5] libertas: make association work again Johannes Berg
2010-07-31 13:54   ` Holger Schurig [this message]
2010-08-04  5:41   ` Dan Williams
2010-08-04  7:46     ` Johannes Berg
2010-08-04 19:15       ` Dan Williams
2010-08-04 19:34         ` John W. Linville
2010-08-05 17:27           ` Dan Williams

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