[PATCH] don't bring the interface down if WoWLAN is enabled

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Fri Mar 17 09:02:18 PDT 2017

On Fri, 2017-03-17 at 15:35 +0100, Johannes Berg wrote:
> Hi,
> I think you should solve this problem in network manager - wpa_s
> should
> stay enabled when wowlan is enabled, since you want it to go back to
> managing the still-existing connection on resume.

NM won't clean up WoL (and WoWLAN) enabled interfaces since v1.0
(commit 1218b7e0)  back in 2014.


Instead it'll postpone doing anything with the supplicant until resume.
 So I wouldn't expect this to be a problem with NM unless there's an NM
bug, which is always possible.

More information needed (like NM version and NM debug logs), but I
think you're right that this patch isn't the right way to address the


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