[PATCH 4/4] ath10k: enable ibss-rsn

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at tieto.com
Mon Apr 13 01:41:57 PDT 2015

On 10 April 2015 at 15:23, Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at tieto.com> wrote:
> From: Janusz Dziedzic <janusz.dziedzic at tieto.com>
> With latest additions to the driver it seems
> viable to enable support for IBSS-RSN.
> It seems to work on QCA988X and 999.999.0.636 but
> is a bit slow to exchange RSN keys for some
> reason. This may be a firmware quirk or ath10k is
> missing something. Nevertheless it makes sense to
> finally enable IBSS-RSN in ath10k even if somewhat
> handicapped.
> QCA6174 firmware doesn't seem to be able to Tx
> EAPOL frames at all now (they get stuck in hw
> queues for some reason) so it never gets to set
> the keys in driver. It's fairly safe to assume that
> once this is fixed IBSS-RSN will work with QCA6174
> firmware without any additional changes. Hence no
> special handling for advertising
> WIPHY_FLAG_IBSS_RSN is done now.

As a matter of fact QCA6174 firmware does seem to work with IBSS as
well. I just found out (by accident, after leaving a failed test setup
for a while) that after approx. 300 seconds firmware discards all
stuck EAPOL frames and starts sending subsequent ones properly. Keys
gets exchanged, installed and traffic seems to work fine with this
patchset. I suppose this warrants an updated commit log.


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