[PATCH] Add extended 'driver' command

Jouni Malinen j
Thu Apr 7 23:08:06 PDT 2011

On Thu, Apr 07, 2011 at 04:58:35PM -0700, Dmitry Shmidt wrote:
> This patch will allow to add extended driver commands (through linked
> external library) that can be
> specific per wlan driver.

This looks like a very bad idea. Why would this be needed? One of the
main goals of wpa_supplicant is to provide a unified layer that allows
upper layer software to not need to care about differences between

Whatever this type of driver-specific command is used for needs to be
done by introducing proper driver_ops callback functions for identified
commands instead of an arbitrary mechanism for passing commands that
requires other applications to know what exactly the driver happens to

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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