Compex WLE200NX: regdomain sanitized regression

Thorsten Leemhuis regressions at
Sat Nov 27 03:28:03 PST 2021

Hi, this is your Linux kernel regression tracker speaking.

Thanks for the report. CCing regression mailing list, which should be in
the loop for all regressions, as explained here:

Also adding the ath10k maintainer and the author of the likely culprit
of this regressions to the recipients.

On 27.11.21 09:17, Sebastian Bachmann wrote:
> I recently upgraded my Debian based AP from buster to bullseye, just to
> find out that hostapd does not work any more, because all 5GHz channels
> are marked as No-IR. This regression was already discussed on this ML
> here:
> and there is also an entry in Debian's bug tracker for the same issue:

TWIMC: To be sure this issue doesn't fall through the cracks unnoticed
again, I'm adding it to regzbot, my Linux kernel regression tracking bot:

#regzbot ^introduced 2dc016599cfa9672a147528ca26d70c3654a5423
#regzbot title net: wireless: ath10k: 5GHz channels are marked as No-IR
#regzbot monitor
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Reminder for developers: when fixing this, please include a 'Link:' tag
pointing to the report (the parent of this mail), as explained here:

> I have a slightly different card (branded Compex WLE200NX):
> 04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network
> Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
>         Subsystem: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter
> (PCI-Express)
>         Kernel driver in use: ath9k
>         Kernel modules: ath9k
> But as you can see, also the EEPROM gets sanitized:
> [   15.461755] ath9k 0000:04:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
> [   15.911600] ath: EEPROM regdomain sanitized
> [   15.911612] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x64
> [   15.911615] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
> [   15.911625] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
> [   15.911628] ath: Regpair used: 0x64
> I read in the other thread, that this is a regression, but the actual
> commit causing it was never reverted.


> I tried to search for newer messages explaining the issue, however as
> far as I can tell, the thread ends in June 2020 with no solution available.
> Therefore, I kindly want to ask if there is any workaround available to
> re-enable 5GHz channels in AP mode for my card? (expect sticking to a
> pre-5.6 kernel or manually patching and recompiling ath)

Ciao, Thorsten, your Linux kernel regression tracker.

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