Re: [RFCv1] mac80211: Adds Software / Virtual AMP 80211
No, this is incorrect. If one device wants to connect on one channel, the other typically has to use the same channel. If one device wants to scan, the other will be affected. Some hardware may support switching around between two channels, but might also support more than 2 virtual interfaces, so again they won't be independent.BTW: which devices can switch channels?
None today, I'm working on it.
Therefore, you need something managing all this concurrency. This is in a small part the driver which will enforce restrictions (it will reject new impossible things), but mostly the supplicant which can make policy decisions about which usage should win.This doesn't sound like a rocket science to me. IMO this might be done in drivers. Those drivers which can switch channels why do they need wpa_supplicant involved making this decision?
I don't think you understand.Say our device can do 3 virtual interfaces, on 2 channels. Then if the user is connected to some managed network (say office network), one interface & channel is used up. Now the user has AMP running, another channel might be used up. Now the user wants to do P2P negotiation. Now the supplicant, which is doing the negotiation, needs to know that it can negotiate only one of those two channels, not any other. Or maybe P2P should win, then it might disconnect the AMP or the managed connection. But all those are policy decisions, so the driver can't really handle them.
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