[RFC 12/40] P2P: retry PD]

Sane, Jayant jayant.sane
Wed Mar 16 12:19:50 PDT 2011

>-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi>
> To: hostap at lists.shmoo.com
> Subject: Re: [RFC 12/40] P2P: retry PD
> Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:31:01 +0200
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 08:53:08PM +0100, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > It has been noted that if peer is not listening then
> > the request simply fails. Retry the request.
> Could you please explain the sequence that fails? I have hard time
> trying to understand some parts of this patch and when I tried
> p2p_prov_disc command with unmodified wpa_supplicant, the PD
> request/response exchange went through without problems even in a case
> where the peer was not listening when the command was issued but then
> started to listen later.

The intent of this patch is to attempt retry a 'user initiated' PD request in case sender is in idle state and the peer is not listening. PD requests are re-attempted during find as you describe above. 
I verified the behavior with the latest unmodified wpa_supplicant. 


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