[PATCH 2/9] tests: Remote hwsim tests skip broadcast connectivity test

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Fri May 20 14:39:55 PDT 2016

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 04:06:43PM +0300, Jonathan Afek wrote:
> The regular hwsim tests use both unicast and broadcast frames to test
> the connectivity between 2 interfaces.
> For real hardware (remote hwsim tests) the broadcast frames will
> sometimes not be seen by all connected stations since they can be in
> low power mode during DTIM or because broadcast frames are not
> acked.
> This commit makes the connectivity test for real hardware use
> only unicast frames instead of both unicast and broadcast.

I don't think this is a good idea. Verifying that broadcast delivery
works is an important part of connectivity testing especially with all
test cases using encrypted connection.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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