[PATCH v2 3/4] mac80211: initialize rate control earlier for tdls station

Arik Nemtsov arik at wizery.com
Sun Mar 1 00:21:20 PST 2015

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:50 PM, Johannes Berg
<johannes at sipsolutions.net> wrote:
> +Arik.
> It'd be nice (for me anyway) if you didn't send this in a series of
> other patches I don't care about - I only ever saw this due to
> patchwork.
> On Wed, 2015-02-25 at 08:55 +0100, Marek Puzyniak wrote:
>> Currently when TDLS station in driver goes from assoc
>> to authorized state it can not use rate control parameters
>> because rate control is not initialized yet. Some drivers
>> require parameters already initialized by rate control when
>> entering authorized state. It can be done by initializing
>> rate control after station transition to authorized state
>> but before notifyiIEEE80211_STA_ASSOCng driver about that.
> Arik, you have a similar patch handling only NSS. Does this one look
> fine to you, and would it solve the problem your other patch solved?

Well currently iwlmvm requires the NSS to be set before
IEEE80211_STA_ASSOC (earlier), so this doesn't help directly.
I could change mvm a bit to make it work, but I don't really see a
good reason for it :)

The patch looks good. Shouldn't introduce new issues (at least for iwlwifi).


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