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

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Mon Dec 5 01:25:16 PST 2022

On Mon, 2022-12-05 at 10:07 +0100, Raphaël Mélotte wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

There's already a debugfs file that can do it, at least if you use


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