[PATCH 2/4] P2P: Add Notice Of Absence interval param

Janusz Dziedzic janusz.dziedzic
Tue Dec 6 22:58:21 PST 2011

2011/12/6 Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi>:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 02:11:36PM +0200, Janusz.Dziedzic at tieto.com wrote:
>> NOA interval param is required during set_noa
>> and NOA notification.
> Could you please describe the use case for this? set_noa() is really a
> testing only functionality in wpa_supplicant and I would expect real
What with certification case - we have to setup somehow NOA values
requested from testTool?

> life NoA management to be handled by the driver. For common use cases of
> set_noa(), I would expect the interval to be set automatically based on
> the Beacon interval.
Do you suggest NOA interval should be same as Beacon interval?

> Are you thinking of using this somehow to hardcode
> some test cases where the absence periods cross beacon intervals? Is
> millisecond resolution suitable for that purpose?

Yes, this is case for using larger interval.
interval = 2s
duration = 1s

Regarding resolution, I only add some functionality to API that
currently exists - duration is also in ms.

Anyway I think this could be usefull for test + some certification case.


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