dynamic vlan with ath10k not working - regression
michal.kazior at tieto.com
Sun May 22 22:30:31 PDT 2016
On 20 May 2016 at 15:16, Guenther Kelleter <Guenther.Kelleter at devolo.de> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Michal Kazior [mailto:michal.kazior at tieto.com]
>> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 8:27 AM
>> To: Guenther Kelleter
>> Cc: hostap at lists.infradead.org
>> Subject: Re: dynamic vlan with ath10k not working - regression
>> On 19 May 2016 at 13:45, Guenther Kelleter <Guenther.Kelleter at devolo.de>
>> > Hi
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Hostap [mailto:hostap-bounces at lists.infradead.org] On Behalf Of M.
>> >> Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:45 PM
>> >> To: hostap at lists.infradead.org
>> >> Subject: Re: dynamic vlan with ath10k not working - regression
>> >> Am 13.05.2016 um 13:46 schrieb Guenther Kelleter:
>> >> > Let me sum up what I did understand so far:
>> >> > ...
>> >> > Is this correct?
>> >> Yes.
>> >> To be more precise, that "base" interface is per BSS and has type "AP",
>> >> but that does not really make a difference here.
>> > Ah, but isn't this exactly the difference that matters here?
>> > According to a comment in mac80211 an AP_VLAN interface is not represented
>> by a vdev of the driver. And a key cannot be installed for a VLAN. Does
>> AP_VLAN encryption have to be handled in software? But the SW_CRYPTO_CONTROL
>> flag somehow prevents SW-crypto for ath10k.
>> > How is this VLAN encryption gonna work at all when for an AP_VLAN neither HW
>> nor SW- crypto are supported?
>> > I don't get it.
>> Some drivers (i.e. ath10k in this case) don't use real 802.11 frames
>> when talking to device firmware hence it is impossible to pass through
>> things like IV and MIC unless both FW and HW fully support given
>> crypto mode.
>> What you can do is to try using raw mode in ath10k (I think recent
>> 10.2.4.x should do fine) by playing around with "cryptmode" and
>> "rawmode" ath10k_core module parameters.
> I tried that already, but neither 10.2.4.70.xx nor 10.2.4.97 support raw mode which the driver requires for cryptmode=1.
> [ 13.570000] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: firmware ver 10.2.4.70.42-2 api 5 features no-p2p,raw-mode,mfp crc32 44f66eae
10.2.4.70.42-2 does advertise raw-mode.
> [ 13.620000] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/board-2.bin failed with error -2
> [ 13.630000] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: Falling back to user helper
> [ 13.700000] firmware ath10k!QCA988X!hw2.0!board-2.bin: firmware_loading_store: map pages failed
> [ 13.720000] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: board_file api 1 bmi_id N/A crc32 bebc7c08
> [ 14.860000] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: htt-ver 2.1 wmi-op 5 htt-op 2 cal file max-sta 128 raw 0 hwcrypto 1
But you didn't enable sw crypto in this case (see "raw 0 hwcrypto 1").
> [ 14.366027] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: firmware ver 10.2.4.97 api 5 features no-p2p crc32 f91e34f2
10.2.4.97 does not support raw-mode.
> [ 14.415333] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/board-2.bin failed with error -2
> [ 14.425989] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: Falling back to user helper
> [ 14.703039] firmware ath10k!QCA988X!hw2.0!board-2.bin: firmware_loading_store: map pages failed
> [ 14.732334] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: board_file api 1 bmi_id N/A crc32 bebc7c08
> [ 14.739841] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: cryptmode > 0 requires raw mode support from firmware
> [ 14.748279] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: fatal problem with firmware features: -22
> [ 14.755852] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: could not probe fw (-22)
And you can see driver telling you it doesn't support sw crypto
without raw mode support.
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