Polling associated stations bad for performance or chip?

Hi all,

Just wondering if frequently polling (worst case once a second) the associated wireless stations using iwinfo assoclist affects the wireless performance?

And does it ware the wireless chip at all?

I'm not really sure how that information is acquired. If it's passive I assume it's not a problem. However if its active I assume it could cause issues. Any insight would be much appreciated.


That information is generally read from the chip, driver, or software passively. I would not expect that it would significantly shorten the lifetime of the wireless chip, SoC, or RAM.

Writing to flash once a second would not be recommended. Better is to use the tempfs on /tmp/ for transient data, for example.

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Thanks Jeff!