[PATCH] driver_nl80211: fix mode changes for P2P

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Jul 17 10:32:22 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 05:14:15PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> Recently something has been causing transitions
> 	GO -> managed -> AP
> mode on newly created P2P interfaces, and this
> obviously breaks GO mode.

I'm not sure what could have changed this behavior recently.. The
problem was in wpa_supplicant always forcing the interface to managed
mode whenever initializing a new instance of the driver interface and
that happens whenever using a separate P2P group netdev. The AP mode
change after that has been there long time, too..

I removed the extra step to go to the station iftype when initializing
driver_nl80211.c for an interface that was dynamically added (e.g., P2P

> As we discussed this shouldn't be happening,
> but it's not clear to me that it won't happen
> in the case where P2P doesn't use group iface.

The patches from Eliad address this mostly and they are more complete,
so I applied them. There may still be some issues with the p2p parameter
not set correctly in some cases, but those can be fixed separately.
driver_nl80211.c should at least now address this consistently.

As such, I did not apply this patch with similar changes to
wpa_driver_nl80211_set_mode() calls.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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