[PATCH 3/3] ath10k: implement mesh support

Kalle Valo kvalo at qca.qualcomm.com
Wed Sep 9 02:10:38 PDT 2015

Kalle Valo <kvalo at qca.qualcomm.com> writes:

> Bob Copeland <me at bobcopeland.com> writes:
>> Add support for mesh to ath10k.  We simply use an AP virtual interface
>> in the firmware in order to enable beaconing without TSF adoption, and
>> use the raw (802.11) transmit mode.
>> Due to firmware limitations, the firmware must operate in raw
>> (non-native 802.11) mode.  As this is configured at firmware init time,
>> a new "rawmode" modparam is added, and mesh interfaces are available
>> only if rawmode=true.  The firmware must advertise support for rawmode
>> (tested successfully with firmware
>> When loaded with rawmode=1, ath10k can operate an open mesh STA via
>> something like the following:
>>     ip link set wlan0 down
>>     iw dev wlan0 set type mp
>>     ip link set wlan0 up
>>     iw dev wlan0 set freq 5745 80 5775
>>     iw dev wlan0 mesh join mesh-vht
>> Signed-off-by: Bob Copeland <me at bobcopeland.com>
> I did a quick smoke test and saw the splat below. It's this warning from
> cfg80211:
> 			/*
> 			 * Don't advertise an unsupported type
> 			 * in a combination.
> 			 */
> 			if (WARN_ON((wiphy->interface_modes & types) != types))
> 				return -EINVAL;

Forgot to mention that this was with (which has the raw
feature bit set, will push it soon) but rawmode modparam not set. And I
had applied your patches on top of ath.git master branch (commit

Kalle Valo

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