SMPS for AP mode confoguration

Krishna Chaitanya chaitanya.mgit
Sun Oct 19 08:03:39 PDT 2014

On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 6:51 PM, Eliad Peller <eliad at> wrote:
> hi,
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Krishna Chaitanya
> <chaitanya.mgit at> wrote:
>> We are testing SMPS functionality for AP mode. The driver conveys its
>> capabilities through setting the HT capability which can be set to 0-3.
>> I wanted to convey support for both Dynamic and Static Powersave
>> and then control the config through hostapd.conf file. Currently this is
>> not possible.From driver i can only advertize support for static (or) dynamic
>> not both (HW_SUPPORTS_* is a different thing which is used in
>> doing checks at debugfs level).
>> So if i wanted to configure different modes from hostapd.conf, i
>> have to change the driver settings as well.
>> Shouldn't it be the other way around, based on driver's _HW_ flags
>> we should convey the capabilities to user-space  (currently we use
>> ht_cap for this) and it will configure the mode from the configuration
>> file.  I think the design of SMPS configuration should be changed.
> this was recently changed. take a look at this patchset:
> we also have a matching supplicant patchset that will probably be
> upstreamed soon.

Thanks Ellad, it looks good to me, will try out them once they are up stream.

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