pimppatty February 2016

Linux Bluez Bluetooth overload?

I am working with a Raspberry Pi (running Jessie), Bluez, and iBeacons (10 iBeacons). My application (written in Python) sniffs for iBeacons and reports MAC address and RSSI. This is a continuous "sniff". The program can run for hours without any overload; however, after introducing a virtual iBeacon (from an iPhone app), the application seems to "overload" not allowing the application to be able to read the other non-virtual iBeacons forcing me to restart the Pi. Also, the virtual iBeacon is transmitting at MUCH faster rates as compared to the other iBeacons. Regardless, this poses a deployment problem as we cannot afford to have a rogue Bluetooth signal overloading the system.

Is this an issue with Bluez, the USB dongle (Iomega), or something else? Not posting code to the forum- interested in where to start looking for an issue. Not sure where to begin.....

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pimppatty February 2016

Sorry for the vagueness. Was not sure if the issued was in Linux Bluetooth stack, Raspberry Pi, dongle, or elsewhere.

Switched out the Broadcom dongle with a Cambridge Silicon Radio and have eliminated all errors.

Thanks!

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