2012-12-22 03:43:14

by Christian Lamparter

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Subject: [PATCH -stable 3.7] carl9170: fix -EINVAL bailout during init with !CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH

Sean reported that as of 3.7, his AR9170 device no longer works
because the driver fails during initialization. He noted this
is due to:
"In carl9170/fw.c, ar->hw->wiphy is tagged with
NL80211_IFTYPE_MESH_POINT support if the firmware has Content
after Beacon Queuing. This is both in interface_modes and the
only iface_combinations entry.

If CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH is not set, ieee80211_register_hw
removes NL80211_IFTYPE_MESH_POINT from interface_modes, but
not iface_combinations.

wiphy_register then checks to see if every interface type in
every interface combination is in interface_modes.
NL80211_IFTYPE_MESH_POINT was removed, so you get a WARN_ON
warning and it returns -EINVAL, giving up."

Unfortunately, the iface_combination (types) feature bitmap
in ieee80211_iface_limit is part of a const member in the
ieee80211_iface_combination struct. Hence, the MESH_POINT
feature flag can't be masked by wiphy_register in the
same way as interface_modes in ieee80211_register_hw.

Cc: <[email protected]>
Reported-by: Sean Patrick Santos <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: Christian Lamparter <[email protected]>
only compile tested.
drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/fw.c | 6 +++++-
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/fw.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/fw.c
index aaebecd..63fd9af 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/fw.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/fw.c
@@ -336,8 +336,12 @@ static int carl9170_fw(struct ar9170 *ar, const __u8 *data, size_t len)
if_comb_types |=
+#ifdef CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH
+ if_comb_types |=
+#endif /* CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH */