On Tue, 2018-04-10 at 02:19 +0000, Xinming Hu wrote:
> Hi Kalle,
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kalle Valo [mailto:kv...@codeaurora.org]
> > Sent: 2018年4月9日 18:51
> > To: Xinming Hu <h...@marvell.com>
> > Cc: Linux Wireless <linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org>; Brian Norris
> > <briannor...@chromium.org>; Dmitry Torokhov <d...@google.com>;
> > raja...@google.com; Zhiyuan Yang <yan...@marvell.com>; Tim Song
> > <song...@marvell.com>; Cathy Luo <c...@marvell.com>; James Cao
> > <j...@marvell.com>; Ganapathi Bhat <gb...@marvell.com>; Ellie
> > Reeves
> > <ellierev...@gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [v2 PATCH] mwifiex: parse key management suite from
> > RSN IE
> > 
> > Xinming Hu <h...@marvell.com> writes:
> > 
> > > Association failed when using wpa_supplicant with configuration
> > > key_mgmt=WPA-PSK-SHA256, and it is noticed that wpa_supplicant
> > > set
> > > WLAN_AKM_SUITE_PSK_SHA256 in RSN IE, but miss it in start_ap
> > > parameters.
> > > 
> > > This patch parse key management suite from RSN IE, in case it is
> > > missed.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Xinming Hu <h...@marvell.com>
> > 
> > Shouldn't you fix wpa_supplicant instead of adding a workaround to
> > the driver?
> > 
> 
> Yes, I am preparing a wpa_supplicant fix on this.
> Even so, driver fix is still need to compatible with old
> wpa_supplicant stable release

Typically the kernel does not add hacks to work around userspace
software bugs.  The userspace software needs to be fixed and upgraded.

Dan

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