MS specific device services

Aleksander Morgado aleksander at
Wed Feb 26 13:37:45 PST 2014

>> I already thought about these, and my idea was to completely avoid the
>> name duplications in the service and command ids, and really rewrite
>> them ourselves; so something like:
>> The "Get" and "Notify" names are really made up, but given that these
>> services only have one command each, it's probably not a big deal.
>> And then for the mbimcli actions:
>> --ms-firmware-id-get
>> --ms-host-shutdown-notify
>> BTW, do you have any device supporting these? None of the ones I know of
>> have them implemented.
> That's not a bad idea. The duplication does look a bit odd (and differ from
> the spec).
> My only concern is that whether more CIDs will be added to the service, and
> whether the CIDs will be extended to support 'Query', 'Set', or
> 'Notification'. However, the second case seems unlikely for these two
> services. Also, we may want to avoid using '_NOTIFY' for
> MBIM_CID_MS_HOST_SHUTDOWN_NOTIFY as that seems to imply that the CID is
> related to 'Notification' while it's a 'Set'.

I don't think that using NOTIFY is confusing; one thing is the name of
the CID, the other thing is what kind of messages can be built with
that CID. But anyway, how about "_REPORT"?

> A more dramatic approach, which I'm not sure if it's worth the effort, is to
> change to the code generator not to add a service name to CID names. Then we
> can pick whatever CID names we want as long as they are unique.

Not worth the effort, no.

> As for the mbimcli actions, would you like to following a similar naming
> convention (e.g. query instead of get for 'Get') like basic-connect?




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