[PATCH 0/3] ath10k mesh support

Bob Copeland me at bobcopeland.com
Tue Aug 18 05:42:33 PDT 2015

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 02:50:20PM +0300, Kalle Valo wrote:
> Bob Copeland <me at bobcopeland.com> writes:
> >
> >     if=wlan0
> >     meship=
> >     ip link set $if down
> >     ip addr flush $if
> >     iw dev $if set type mp
> >     ip link set $if up
> >     ip addr add $meship/24 dev $if
> >     iw dev $if set freq 5745 80 5775
> >     iw dev $if mesh join mesh-vht
> Can you add this example to patch 3, please? Also mention in patch 3
> what firmware version you used to test this. Oh, but I haven't made a
> firmware release with RAW_MODE flag set. Need to do that.

Sure -- yes I guess this patch is also missing a check for the firmware
feature flag (although it works on apparently) -- will add
once you do such a release.

> > * I'm not crazy about requiring a modparam and advertising mesh interfaces
> > that are only really usable when the modparam is set, but I'm not sure how
> > to set rx decap mode on the fly and whether we can do that on a per-vif
> > basis.
> This is good enough for now, but I would prefer that we advertise mesh
> support to user space only when the rawmode modparam is set. I guess we
> should start building all iface_limits dynamically? But that's future
> cleanup.

I started down this path originally, but "it's complicated."  There's a
bit of a combinatorial explosion problem since there are already 4
different if_limits with different combinations.  I guess we could
iterate over them and set the bits just before calling into mac80211,
but we'd need to cast away a const or two.

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