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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ieee80211: Print human-readable disassoc/deauth reason codes
On 02/07/2014 06:53 AM, Kalle Valo wrote:
> Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net> writes:
>
>> On Wed, 2014-02-05 at 19:44 -0600, Calvin Owens wrote:
>>> Create a function to return a descriptive string for each reason code,
>>> and print that instead of the numeric value in the kernel log. These
>>> codes are easily found on popular search engines, but one is generally
>>> not able to access the internet when dealing with wireless connectivity
>>> issues.
>>
>> I believe both iw and wpa_supplicant already have the reason code
>> printout, and if you're diagnosing connectivity issues then you're
>> probably using those anyway (e.g. iw event -t), so I don't really see
>> much point in adding this to the kernel?
>
> FWIW I find this useful. When I have connection problems I rarely look
> at wpasupplicant, mostly I'm so lazy that I just check from the kernel
> log what's happening. Just my 0.02 EUR.

I would also find it useful. I assist with wireless problems on the openSUSE
Forum, and there we are lucky if we get dmesg output. When we do and it contains
a deauthentication reason, I always need to bring up a web page to interpret the
output. With this change, one step could be skipped.





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