Deauthentication of inactive STA causes a error
Thu Jun 26 12:05:43 PDT 2003
Jiri Fojtasek wrote:
> Hello Jouni
> Iam trying to solve problem with random disassociatoin of my WDS
> clients (in cause of few minutes not responding from my WDS clients).
> I have done for this reason a patch that that give me for this reason
> more detailed informations about the "Could not find STA for this TX
> error" error message ...
> I have found that the deauthentication frame always followed by this
> wlan0: STA 00:02:72:00:0f:f8 did not ACK activity poll frame
> wlan0: sending disassociation info to STA
> xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx(last=2189385, jiffies=2219485)
> wlan0: sending deauthentication info to STA
> xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx(last=2189385, jiffies=2219585)
> wlan0: Could not find STA xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx for this TX error
> (xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is mac of the STA being deauthenticated)
> I think it mean that deauth frame is not sent ...
> I have took a deep look for this problem, and have found that in the
> hostap_ap.c, exactly in the ap_handle_timer function is imediatly
> after sending the deauth frame is the sta dealocated by ap_free_sta,
> so i think the delivery od the deauth frame must fail ...
> I think the solution should be by calling the "ap_free_sta" in next
> sheduled of the "ap_handle_timer" event .
> PS: I had the same problem before you fix the activity pooling ...
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Next proof . Txexc event is called in next jiffies:
wlan0: STA xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx did not ACK activity poll frame
wlan0: sending disassociation info to STA
wlan0: sending deauthentication info to STA
wlan0: Could not find STA xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx for this TX error
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