[RFC] libertas: iwpriv commands to configure fine grained wake-on-(w)lan

John W. Linville linville at tuxdriver.com
Fri Oct 31 15:35:04 EDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 04:13:47PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 16:49 -0700, Anna Neal wrote:
> > View README for new API.
> > 
> > This patch implements the userspace interface for fine-grained configuration of
> > wake-on-(w)lan.  We are aware that iwpriv's are discouraged, but this is a
> > vendor-specific feature that's currently being used in the OLPC project.
> > 
> > We are aware that all iwprivs were removed from this driver.  These used the old
> > API for iwprivs.  We've implemented this iwpriv as a private handler which relies
> > on wireless extensions to do bounds checking and copying to/from user memory.
> > Specific suggestions on how to make this more palatable for upstream inclusion
> > are welcome.  If iwprivs are completely unacceptable then this can serve as a
> > public reference for interfacing with these features.
> IMHO we should be adding the functionality where's it's needed, which is
> that ethtool, which doesn't have a verbose enough syntax for it's WOL
> support.  If ethtool's existing WOL got fixed up to support these
> use-cases, then we wouldn't need iwpriv commands, we wouldn't have
> duplicate functionality running around, and everyone gets a pony.  Lets
> kick off that discussion...
> Jeff: could something like this syntax be added to ethtool, or maybe
> discreet commands instead of one?  Thoughts?

Did anything come out of this discussion?  I'd prefer not to add new
iwpriv stuff...

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