Re: [PATCH] hal probe modem caps ondemand

Hi Vitja,

> >  > > > Probe CDC-ACM modems, found in most cell phones on the fly, using
> >  > > > AT+GCAP modem command.
> >  > > > I tested it with 1 Nokia GSM phone, and 2 CDMA.
> >  > >
> >  > > Great!  Thanks for writing this.
> >  > >
> >  > > So what we can do now is remove all the matches for individual devices
> >  > > in the fdi file, and just match on the driver name for nozomi, airprime,
> >  > > option, and sierra.  We'll have a few left-over items that aren't driven
> >  > > by those, but those devices will either use cdc_acm (and therefore be
> >  > > probed) or we can just tag them to be probed automatically.  Not sure
> >  > > how this works on BSD and Solaris though; if they don't have separate
> >  > > drivers to run the mobile broadband cards then they'd have to revert
> >  > > back to the per-device tagging to know when to probe and when not to
> >  > > probe.
> >  >
> >  > be careful with this. If the SIM card needs a PIN code first, we might
> >  > not be able to send any AT commands at all. I tried for example to get
> >  > the IMEI before entering the PIN, but that never worked on the cards
> >  > that I own.
> >
> >  Hmm, does that mean the device will only respond to AT+CPIN"xxxx" until
> >  you give it the PIN?
> I tried to get caps from my phone w/o sim card inserted.
> And it worked. I'm thinking that it will work for gsm modem too, w/o
> pin entered.

you think doesn't help us here. We actually have to test all modem cards
and see if that works. A phone without a SIM card is different than a
modem card. Also a phone with Symbian OS is different than other OS.

> But I see another one problem. One of phones that I have access to,
> doesn't report caps when booting,
> that's cdma phone and it takes few seconds to boot/read data from
> card. It CDC device appears and doesn't
> work until boot is complete. You can re-plug the phone, but this bug
> is annoying. May be special method should be added like ProbeCaps
> to modem device?

If we can annotate the modem caps via FDI files using the USB vendor and
product id, I am for doing that. Having HAL open the TTY device is not a
good idea. Especially since not all GSM/UMTS/CDMA modem follow clear
standards and some of them are picky about the AT commands that are sent
and in which order.



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