[PATCH] wpa_supplicant: Add support for PS3 Linux wireless driver

Masakazu Mokuno mokuno
Thu Mar 13 02:33:48 PDT 2008

Hi Jouni,

On Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:46:57 +0200
Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 05:20:38PM +0900, Masakazu Mokuno wrote:
> > - Define a new capability bit to tell that the driver does 4way
> >   handshake in the firmware, like:
> > - Define new key types for PMK(PSK in WPA-personal) and/or WPA
> >   passphrase for iw_encode_ext like:
> > Userspace supplicants would do the followings:
> ..
> > The above is what I can guess now.  I think there are
> > mistakes/misunderstanding in the above.
> > 
> > Jouni, how do you think?
> That sounds complete and assuming people are fine adding new
> functionality into Linux wireless extensions (that's assuming quite a
> lot, but well..) this would be the preferred way of implementing the
> support. Since the PS3 driver specific differences are minimal, it
> should not require a new driver wrapper in wpa_supplicant. These changes
> are not really PS3 specific since similar design could be used by other
> drivers, too (and is already used by some non-Linux WLAN drivers).
> Anyway, I'm also open to integrating the patch with a separate PS3
> driver wrapper as a temporary solution if there are problems in getting
> a generic interface included in the kernel.

Although there are not yet problems in adding generic support for PSK, I
prefer that the current patch is merged in as temporary solution, and
then update wext driver wrapper after finishing extending WEXT.

Masakazu MOKUNO

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