[PATCH 6/6] bss_coloring: allow using a random starting color
ryder.lee at mediatek.com
Thu Nov 4 00:06:07 PDT 2021
On Wed, 2021-11-03 at 21:19 +0200, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2021 at 05:18:55PM +0800, Ryder Lee wrote:
> > Enhance the possible values for he_bss_color. Anything greater than
> > 63 will
> > make hostapd choose a random color.
> What's the use case for this? Isn't the initial BSS color supposed to
> selected based on what BSS colors are in use by neighboring OBSSs
> IEEE Std 802.11ax-2021, 126.96.36.199)?
> If that more complete implementation looking at neighboring OBSSs is
> added, would the automatic initialization to a random value be
> sufficient for now?
> > -# he_bss_color: BSS color (1-63)
> > +# he_bss_color:
> > +# 0 = disable
> > +# 1-63 = pre-defined color
> > +# 64+ = random color
> > #he_bss_color=1
> Is it really expected to be possible to configure the BSS color to be
> hardcoded to be disabled? In addition, that use of multiple different
> values to indicate a random color feels quite strange.
Agree. I will drop this one.
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