Error while enabling AP using wpa_supplicant

Lansky, Dedy dlansky at
Sun Feb 5 03:57:32 PST 2017

Hi Jouni,

See attached patch to fix this issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jose Blanquicet [mailto:blanquicet at] 
Sent: Friday, February 3, 2017 2:47 PM
To: Lansky, Dedy <dlansky at>
Cc: Jouni Malinen <j at>; MANIEZZO Marco (MM) <marco.maniezzo at>; hostap at; Masashi Honma <masashi.honma at>; qca_dlansky <qca_dlansky at>
Subject: Re: Error while enabling AP using wpa_supplicant

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 04:09:01PM +0000, Jose Blanquicet wrote:
>> I tried what you suggested and it worked for me:
>> diff --git a/src/drivers/driver_nl80211.c 
>> b/src/drivers/driver_nl80211.c index 6080079..5470312 100644
>> --- a/src/drivers/driver_nl80211.c
>> +++ b/src/drivers/driver_nl80211.c
>> @@ -3783,7 +3783,8 @@ static int wpa_driver_nl80211_set_ap(void *priv,
>>                    beacon_set);
>>         if (beacon_set)
>>                 cmd = NL80211_CMD_SET_BEACON;
>> -       else if (!nl80211_get_wiphy_data_ap(bss))
>> +       else if (!drv->device_ap_sme && !drv->use_monitor &&
>> +                               !nl80211_get_wiphy_data_ap(bss))
>>                 return -ENOBUFS;
>>         wpa_hexdump(MSG_DEBUG, "nl80211: Beacon head",
>> What does Jouni think about this solution?
> This looks like the correct thing to do here.
> nl80211_get_wiphy_data_ap() used to be called from
> nl80211_mgmt_subscribe_ap() and that function is within that same 
> !device_ap_sme && !use_monitor case.
> Could you please send this patch with a proper commit message and
> Signed-off-by: line so that I can apply it?

It would not be a problem at all but due to I just followed Lansky's suggestion, I was wondering if maybe he would prefer to do it himself.
Lansky, would you?


Jose Blanquicet
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