[PATCH 1/3] ath10k: use nss provided by mac80211

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at tieto.com
Mon Nov 25 05:11:46 EST 2013

On 24 November 2013 14:50, Kalle Valo <kvalo at qca.qualcomm.com> wrote:
> Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at tieto.com> writes:
>> Calculating STA NSS just from the rateset is not
>> the greatest idea. The NSS could be possibly
>> influenced by other things that only mac80211
>> knows about.
>> Signed-off-by: Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at tieto.com>
> Is there a bug which this patch fixes or what motivated you to do this?

This doesn't fix any bug that I know of. It just seems like probably
should use rx_nss instead of calculating it on our own (in case
something changes in the future).

A station may actually include operation mode change notification in
assoc request declaring it wants to use a different number of streams
than it actually supports as per its mcs map. That's not supported in
mac80211 though yet. Marek has posted some patches a few days ago but
it actually uses a different codepath from what I understand.


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