Suspend vs Network Traffic - blockers

Ricardo Carrano carrano at laptop.org
Tue Aug 12 18:18:43 EDT 2008


Thank you, Javier!

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Javier Cardona <javier at cozybit.com> wrote:
> Ricardo,
>
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Ricardo Carrano <carrano at laptop.org> wrote:
>>> Marvell will implement the new wow-signature API with the next
>>> firmware release (22p18)
>>
>> Though I agree now, as I agreed in the past, that the filter is not
>> easy to use, I would say that it was a mechanism already in place
>> (and the filter would not be used by an end user anyway). If I recall
>> correctly, the filter was compatible with IPv6, it was just terribly
>> ineficient in doing so.
>>
>
> The two problems I had with the current wol-signature implementation
> were usability┬╣ and the inability to configure one ARP + one IPv6
> Neighbor Solicitation trigger on *each* the msh and the eth interface.
>
> I would say that none of them are blockers, although the usability
> aspect may prevent the patch to be accepted upstream.

Agreed.


>
>> It seems to me that this old filter method (let's call it old) is the
>> only available option to do it fast. Do you guys believe we'll be able
>> to test a new firmware and driver and push it to a build fast?
>
> Based on the time that we've been waiting for this, I don't expect a
> new firmware + driver to be ready in time for 8.2.

Agreed too.

>
> Cheers,
>
> Javier
>
> [1] Having to know about Marvell's vendor ID, different configuration
> for msh0 than eth0, filter rules limited to 4 bytes which makes IPv6
> signatures hardly readable, inability to append configurations with
> subsequent iwpriv calls...

Yes. It's not what we want for 2009. Agreed once more.

>
>
>
> --
> Javier Cardona
> cozybit Inc.
>



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