[PATCH 1/2] Add SEND_ACTION control interface command for hostapd

Raphaël Mélotte raphael.melotte at mind.be
Mon Dec 5 01:07:00 PST 2022


On 12/3/22 08:53, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 05:02:41PM +0100, Raphaël Mélotte wrote:
> The use case of sending a DELBA to control a block ack agreement sounds
> exactly like a case that I was worried about when injecting arbitrary
> frames without informing the local stack about that.. Isn't the
> appropriate approach for addressing that to provide such capability in
> the kernel? If this is just to have a temporary workaround for not
> wanting to update a kernel for some systems, it does not really sound
> like a convincing argument to complicate upstream hostapd with a feature
> that would then likely need to be maintained for significant amount of
> time in practice.

I didn't see it that way initially but following your explanation I agree it would make more sense to have that capability in the kernel instead.

Thanks for the feedback!


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