[PATCH] supplicant: Enable sharing of scan results.

Ben Greear greearb
Fri Nov 26 13:09:58 PST 2010

On 11/26/2010 12:50 PM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 03:39:16PM -0800, Ben Greear wrote:
>> When using multiple VIFs on the same physical radio,
>> we can share scan results with sibling interfaces.
>> This decreases time it takes to connect many VIFs.
> Thanks! This looks reasonable. I did some cleanup and applied it.
> Based on a quick test, this seemed to be able to connect over 100
> station vifs using WPA2-Personal to a single AP without major problems.
> Some resources are running out (just CPU?) that makes some of the 4-way
> handshakes fail (timeout?), but after couple of tries, I got 116 of
> 124 stations connected. This is with all interfaces starting at the
> same time; using some more latency there would likely make this quite a
> bit more robust.
> wpa_supplicant seemed to stop trying to reconnect in some cases, so this
> probably triggered some bugs that need to be addressed. Anyway, manual
> "wpa_cli -i<ifname>  reassociate" on the missing eight vifs was able to
> get all the 124 stations connected at the same time.


Was this an ath5k or ath9k NIC (or something else?)


Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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