host unable to act as GO in p2p communication

QW qiuyew
Tue Oct 21 01:34:41 PDT 2014

Hello LIST,

I am trying to implement the p2p connection on an embedded system and
figured out that the host is unable to act as a GO in the p2p connection
(no problem as GC). When I try to connect a device with:
p2p_connect <mac add> pbc go_intent=15
I will always get the error below:


With a different version of wpa_supplicant and driver, I can also get the
error msg: "p2p failed to start AP functionality" before the

If I run p2p_group_add and status to check, I can get
> p2p_group_add
> Can not set data rate in disconnected state
<4>Could not connect to kernel driver
> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wfd0: link becomes ready
<3>CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 02:06:c6:37:1d:df completed [id=0
<3>P2P-GROUP-STARTED wfd0 GO ssid="DIRECT-Ny" freq=2412
passphrase="1IcFycSW" go_dev_addr=02:06:c6:37:1d:df
but the p2p client (smartphones for example) can never connect this host.

Platform is i.MX6 with kernel version 3.0.35, driver: 14.44.09p121 from
Marvell, which has been proved that it supports GO mode. wpa_supplicant-2.2

Is there a way to locate the issue? How should fix this issue?

Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks!

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