ath10k: about packet injection

Xuebing Wang xbing6 at
Wed Oct 5 19:11:35 PDT 2016

On 2016年09月19日 19:13, Michal Kazior wrote:
> On 19 September 2016 at 01:27, Xuebing Wang <xbing6 at> wrote:
>> Hi Community,
>> ath10k wiki says packet injection isn't supported yet. Is it difficult to
>> add packet injection for chip like QCA6174 hw 2.1 in Killer 1525? Thanks.
> This would require some tricks:
>   - monitor vdev can't tx so you'll need other vdev type allocated side-by-sdie
>   - tx often may require peer entries (see offchan code in mac.c)
>   - getting raw mode to work may be a problem and may require some
> length-encoding hacks
>   - injecting protected (software encrypted) frames might be a problem
> Either way you're at the mercy of firmware blob :)
> Michal
Hi Michal,

It seems QCA6174A hw2.1 firmware-5 does not support rawmode, dmesg shows 
firmware features "ignore-otp,no-4addr-pad". Is rawmode necessary for 
packet injection Tx? Thanks.


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