wpa_supplicant and power saving options

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Feb 4 10:12:46 PST 2012

On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 03:30:10PM +0200, Adrien Bustany wrote:
> it seems that currently wpa_supplicant does not expose properties of
> wlan drivers like "powersaving" or "tx power" via DBus. Is it
> because that is outside the scope of wpa_supplicant, or just because
> nobody needed that yet? If it's outside the scope of wpa_supplicant,
> I guess there could be a "power saving daemon" (or whatever you might
> call it) sitting next to wpa_supplicant that would also interact with
> the device using netlink, I suppose there would be no problems with
> having many programs sending netlink messages to the same device?

For most parts, this sounds like something that would be outside the
scope of wpa_supplicant. What kind of use would you have for these?

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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