[PATCH 0/3] WLAN/SDIO power up/down synchronization

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Sat Nov 22 14:19:47 CET 2008

Am Saturday 22 November 2008 11:38:48 schrieb Werner Almesberger:
> Andy Green wrote:
> > Yes on normal laptop NetworkManager it does IOCTL or whatever for iwlist
> > wlan0 scan, and then if it likes an AP for normal WPA case it uses
> > wpa_supplicant so everything is redone.  I don't use WEP but I am sure
> > this is also handled by NetworkManager.
> Oh, cool. Then we don't need "real" suspend (i.e., without reset)
> until we want to do things like VoIP. Thanks !

I agree with Andy here, losing association is not a problem for userland.

> > I don't know the status of NetworkManager-type support in the rootfs-es,
> At least on the Openmoko side, it's really bad. There isn't even a
> clear statement from our application people as to which network
> manager would be the best to use - they all appear to have one major
> issue or another, and everyone's afraid of touching them it seems.

Fwiw, the FSO team has finally chosen to base their networking on Intel's 
connman. It's not very high on our priority list, but it's present.


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