[PATCH] Avoid unnecessary triggering of rescans
Wed Feb 27 08:53:52 PST 2008
Am Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2008 17:26:15 schrieb Dan Williams:
> > If you are connected to an AP and start a scan using iwlist it's a bit
> > annoying to see wpa_supplicant either triggering a lot of scans (0.5.8)
> > or starting a reassociation (0.5.10).
> That's odd; why should the supplicant even bother reassociating, or
> triggering scans if scan results just come in without a request?
That was the intention for my patch :)
> Doesn't it just say something like "Already associated with selected AP"
> and do nothing? That's what I usually see.
In my opinion it should, yes.
The setup here is a bit complex, I have multiple hidden APs with the same
Once wpa_supplicant gets the scan-results (not being the scan initiator) it
tries to find a suitable AP. If it finds the one you're currently associated
with it drops the message "Already associated..." and does not do anything
Otherwise it starts a new scan. Once it starts a scan for a specific ESSID it
will get the currently associated AP but in my case there are even more APs
which match the ESSID and wpa_supplicant will start associating with the
first matching AP.
Perhaps it would be even better to do nothing when scan-results come in and
wpa_supplicant is not in state WPA_SCANNING.
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