[RFC-PATCH 1/2] wpa_supplicant: add new config params to be used with the ibss join command

Dan Williams dcbw
Tue Jun 5 14:53:01 PDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 14:24 +0200, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 01:44:39PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 13:41 +0200, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
> > 
> > > +	{ INT_RANGE(fixed_freq, 0, 1) },
> > 
> > Fixed freq (and fixed BSSID) are kinda hacks and not really supported by
> > any other driver/device, I'm not sure they should be supported here?
> mh..is there any way to specific "driver specific" options? Actually this param
> will be used (if set) by the nl80211 driver and ignored by all the others..
> I don't know where I could move this param.

For the most part, driver specific parameters are evil and shouldn't be
used.  What's fixed_freq again?  Does that force the device onto a
single frequency and disable IBSS merging?  Perhaps instead of using
"fixed_freq", which seems to overlap a lot with the existing 'frequency'
config item, you could just have an option to disable IBSS merging if
it's supported by the driver?  It's obviously just a hint, since not all
devices (even ones that support cfg80211) support disabling IBSS


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