[PATCH 2/2] bearer-mbim: all bearers share one MBIM data port

Aleksander Morgado aleksander at aleksander.es
Fri Jun 6 10:27:04 PDT 2014

On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > No way that ModemManager could create the sub-interface, since it knows
>> > the details of how to do that on a per-plugin basis?
>> Yes, that makes sense.
>> Creating an MBIM bearer could verify that a corresponding subinterface
>> exists or create a new one.  The name of the subinterface could then be
>> provided as a data port for this bearer.  Then I don't have to worry
>> about the Session ID.  Only the subinterface name matters, and that is
>> exported as an ordinary data port.
> Yeah, this sounds like what I want :)

Totally agree, yes. If ModemManager can setup the subinterface and
expose its name in the bearer info, then NM can just work without
further complexity. Same logic for other connection managers, like the
one in Chrome OS, ideally they wouldn't need to know about the


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