[Jaunty] SRU: Wifi drivers fixes for age scan

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Thu Apr 23 13:22:43 UTC 2009

Amit Kucheria wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:38:49PM +0200, Stefan Bader wrote:
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/336055
>> SRU justification:
>> Impact: The houskeeping of the wireless stack does not account for the 
>> time spent in suspend. So after resume it will think the AP's from the 
>> last scan are still valid and tries to reconnect to the one connected to 
>> before suspended.
>> Fix: Account for the time spent in suspend when resuming. Patch taken 
>> from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=333270 and tested by 
>> the reported. (Had been withdrawn from pre-release inclusion as it 
>> changes the ABI)
> So what is the changed behaviour? 
> Does it reinitiate a scan? I am guessing when bss->last_update falls below 0, that AP is 'dropped' from the list?
> Will this fix NM stupidly trying to connect to my AP at home when I am in the coffee shop?

That is precisely the case this patch is intended to fix.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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