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Is there a way to configure the connection interval, slave latency and supervisor timeout? (hcitool lecup) #117

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shailurie opened this issue Mar 21, 2016 · 12 comments

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@shailurie
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shailurie commented Mar 21, 2016

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@gonzob
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gonzob commented May 27, 2016

Hi. I'm not sure what the originator of this issue meant, but I'm trying to find a way of setting the above parameters from within BluePy.

I have successfully connected to a Yamaha BLE MIDI device (UDBT01) from a Raspberry Pi using BluePy. The UDBT01 is plugged in to my AKAI EWI-USB wind controller and it talks via Bluetooth to the synth running in my RPi. It works, but unless I re-configure the BLE connection parameters after the connection is made, the latency is terrible.

I run:
sudo hcitool lecup --handle $HANDLE --min 6 --max 7 --latency 0 --timeout 500
from within a bash shell ($HANDLE is the current connection handle), and the latency becomes acceptable.

So my question is: can the parameters be set in BluePy as part of the connection setup?

Ben

@cjntaylor
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cjntaylor commented Jan 25, 2017

Is there a way to get the connection handle integer from a peripheral, in the meantime? All you'd need is a way to get this identifier and you could run this using subprocess.Popen as a stopgap...

@IanHarvey
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IanHarvey commented Feb 2, 2017

The short answer is, I think, no. The connection handle (the thing you get out of the Connection Complete event) doesn't ever come out of the internals of the AF_BLUETOOTH socket, as far as I can tell.

@gonzob - you're getting the connection handle by looking at hcidump output, or something??

It's looking increasingly like I'm going to give up on BlueZ and write a whole stack just in Python, talking to a raw HCI socket.

@gonzob
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gonzob commented Feb 2, 2017

Hi Ian.
I use "hcitool con" to find the handle. I have it in a loop which checks every 5 secs that the last handle is still in place. If there's a new one (i.e. the connection failed and was re-started) it re-initialises the settings with hcitool as above.
My project site is here: http://projects.gonzos.net

Ben

@OrenLederman
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OrenLederman commented Feb 3, 2017

We had a similar issue in our project, and we ended up changing these files to control the connection intervals :

echo 16 > /sys/kernel/debug/bluetooth/hci0/conn_min_interval
echo 17 > /sys/kernel/debug/bluetooth/hci0/conn_max_interval

you only need to set the value once, which is easier than calling hcitool

(Credits go to Andrew Bartow)

@gonzob
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gonzob commented Feb 3, 2017

That looks great! However, on the two systems I have checked (ubuntu and raspbian) those files seem to be re-created each time the bluetooth connection comes up. Won't your values be overwritten?

Ben

@OrenLederman
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OrenLederman commented Feb 3, 2017

Actually, I never noticed that. My code sets these values every time anyway :)

@DingkunLiu
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DingkunLiu commented May 16, 2017

According to my experience, the parameters set through such method would be reset when the computer restarts.

@yupeng-zglue
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yupeng-zglue commented Sep 13, 2017

echo 16 > /sys/kernel/debug/bluetooth/hci0/conn_min_interval
echo 17 > /sys/kernel/debug/bluetooth/hci0/conn_max_interval

My BLE master was sending a Connection Request with the correct interval values, after I had changed the above 2 files. However, it always accepts the Connection Parameters suggested by the slave.

Do you all know how to reject Connection Parameters Update Requests from the slave?

@pstanton
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pstanton commented Nov 29, 2017

i think i was observing the same as @yupeng-zglue so i worked out how to detect a new connection in python and then run the hcitool method from python. it's working well.

@yupeng-zglue
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yupeng-zglue commented Nov 30, 2017

@pstanton
"worked out how to detect a new connection"
By this do you mean detecting when the BLE slave tries to update the connection paramters?

@pstanton
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pstanton commented Nov 30, 2017

yes, specifically "PropertiesChanged" > "org.bluez.Device1" > "ServicesResolved"

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