[PATCH 1/2] wifi: cfg80211: Add beacon hint notifier support

Youghandhar Chintala quic_youghand at quicinc.com
Thu Dec 22 04:42:20 PST 2022

There are connection failures in hidden SSID case when the device is
with default reg domain WW.
For WW reg domain most of the 5 GHz channels are passive. When device
listens to the beacon on that channel, the driver is updating its
channel flag but firmware is not aware of it and firmware is not
sending probes on that channels.
Due to this, we are seeing connection failures when the device is trying
to connect with hidden SSID AP.

In the case of devices using the ath10k driver, it is required to update
the change in channel flags to firmware as well. Therefore, we need a
mechanism to notify the driver from the regulatory core regarding the
channel flag changes.
Adding a beacon hint notifier logic, so that drivers can register
callbacks to get notified whenever there is a change in channel flags.

Signed-off-by: Youghandhar Chintala <quic_youghand at quicinc.com>
 include/net/cfg80211.h | 2 ++
 net/wireless/reg.c     | 5 ++++-
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/net/cfg80211.h b/include/net/cfg80211.h
index 11a370e64143..07b2f2da77d6 100644
--- a/include/net/cfg80211.h
+++ b/include/net/cfg80211.h
@@ -5386,6 +5386,8 @@ struct wiphy {
 	void (*reg_notifier)(struct wiphy *wiphy,
 			     struct regulatory_request *request);
+	void (*beacon_hint_notifier)(struct wiphy *wiphy);
 	/* fields below are read-only, assigned by cfg80211 */
 	const struct ieee80211_regdomain __rcu *regd;
diff --git a/net/wireless/reg.c b/net/wireless/reg.c
index c3d950d29432..6ea2455d4964 100644
--- a/net/wireless/reg.c
+++ b/net/wireless/reg.c
@@ -2219,8 +2219,11 @@ static void handle_reg_beacon(struct wiphy *wiphy, unsigned int chan_idx,
 		channel_changed = true;
-	if (channel_changed)
+	if (channel_changed) {
 		nl80211_send_beacon_hint_event(wiphy, &chan_before, chan);
+		if (wiphy->beacon_hint_notifier)
+			wiphy->beacon_hint_notifier(wiphy);
+	}

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