ath10k: about packet injection

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at
Mon Sep 19 04:13:00 PDT 2016

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 :)


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