Re: [PATCH] hal probe modem caps ondemand
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: Marcel Holtmann <marcel holtmann org>
- Cc: hal lists freedesktop org, network manager <networkmanager-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] hal probe modem caps ondemand
- Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:32:04 -0400
On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 14:41 +0200, Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> 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.
The whole point of auto-probing was so that we wouldn't have to keep
changing a huge table of IDs in the fdi files. We need to turn
10-modem.fdi into a quirks file really, where the things that _don't_
work with autoprobing are quirked but everything else that's driven by
cdc-acm, option, hso, sierra, airprime, etc get autoprobed by default.
Obviously we shouldn't probe straight-up serial lines, and we'll need to
mark some things driven by the PCMCIA serial driver explicitly probed
(Sierra AirCard 860 for example).
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