A question : Multiple P2P groups in wpa supplicant

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Jul 7 08:10:53 PDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 06:27:46AM +0000, Atul Joshi wrote:
> After going through the wpa_supplciant code (version 0.8), it was not clear if
> 1.      Wpa_supplicant supports multiple P2P  activities concurrently on different interfaces e.g. P2P Cli in 2 groups or a P2PGO/P2Cli operation on 2 interfaces?

Yes, that's supported as long as the driver supports it, too.

> 2.      It seems that, wpa_supplicant stops find procedure when trying to connect . This implies that, it would support standalone P2P device activities only on one virtual interface and gets stopped when the new activity starts.

Not really.. p2p_find is trying to use all radio resources for device
discovery and would not give any time available for actual group
operations. As such, it is not really suitable as a concurrent operation
with any P2P group (or non-P2P STA/AP interface for that matter).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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