and what about the case when the SIM card is present, but PIN locked?
According to the result, it might be interesting to send ATI when the
constructor plugin is probe by oFono.
Thus with +GCAP info we can decide which driver to use.
Is sending +GCAP after ATI really a standard? Have we tried anything
else besides Huawei or ZTE?
I tried with more dongles from different vendors, as attached table.
The scenarios include:
With valid sim card, sim card PIN locked, no sim card, sim card locked.
N(ROM) in table indicates the SIM in ROM already.
ATI command can always return GCAP content in all tests.
and what about other manufactures other than Huawei, ZTE and SpeedUp?
What about Sierra, Ericsson etc.?
Just checked Dell 5530 with Ericsson module,
With SIM card or not, at+gcap can return +GCAP:+CGSM, +DS
But the ATI only returns: D5530
I think it is clear that we need to do our homework here and properly
document the different manufacturers. Someone sending patches for our
There're many vendors of 3G dongle..
Huawei, ZTE (they share 70%+ of global market), Longcheer, Haier, Sentar, Viton, D-link, SCV, BandRich, Strongrising.. (more than 30 vendors in China)
Sierra, Sony-Ericsson, Option, Novatel, Alcatel, Samsung, LG, AnyData, C-motech, Micromax...
We can try with them step by step, but can we work out the 2 biggest firstly?
Looks ATI command can work for both Huawei and ZTE dongles.
I agree here, the work to be done over all manufacturers will be
fastidious and might require a lot of dongles that we don't have currently.
Maybe we could do as Ying An proposed as we are sure ATI works for
Huawei and ZTE (at least the ones we have).
However, conerning ZTE I haven't seen any CDMA dongle for the moment.
Also you do realize that the GAtChat object and thus the file descriptor
is owned by the modem plugin. The plugin itself is the only one that
should do any kind of IO.
So if we require to run ATI first to identify if we are GSM or CDMA,
then this is a per modem manufacture specific detail. And we rather add
a helper function like we did for CPIN polling that makes this easier.
In current code the 'driver' is hardcoded by comparing with vendor_list.
So if it possible to break the step into several:
vendor_list in udevng just cares about vendor - by comparing vendor ID
and add all possible drivers according to that vendor - (for example add
WCDMA, CDMA2k, TDSCDMA, LTE ...drivers if Huawei dongle is plugged
and the probe interface in each driver does real probe work as to issue
ATI command to ensure only correct driver will be loaded?
As I said before, the only time IO can be started is when the ->enable()
callback of the modem plugin is called. Not a second earlier.
But if done after enable() called, from semantic aspect the correct driver has
chosen. Indeed the probe() interface in each driver is not doing something to
then can the work be done in probe()? As set CFUN=1 then doing some dongle
specific work as query model or network mode by ATI, AT+GCAP command,
that disable dongle when quit probe()?
The probe() callback is for accepting the driver and allocating required
local data structures. It is not for IO. And as you can see it has no
callback handling like enable() with set_powered().
As I said before, no AT commands before enable() has been called. That
is how it is suppose to be. We are not changing this.
First, ATI command is working without sending AT+CFUN=1, we could keep
CFUN=1 into enable() as we do some vendor/modem type specific job there.
Then vendor plugin can be chosen using udevng using Vendor ID, however
driver type (CDMA/GSM) can't lie on the Product ID. So it will be hard
to chose the right vendor plugin with right type.
And if we can't send AT command before enable() time we will face to bag
end e.g. :
For huawei plugin we send GSM specific AT command (AT^RFSWITCH) during
the enable() time.
We are also querying the sim state using polling mechanism that might
fail for CDMA modems that is not using SIM.
What would you suggest here?