2021-09-06 08:37:02

by Felix Fietkau

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Subject: [PATCH] Revert "mac80211: do not use low data rates for data frames with no ack flag"

This reverts commit d333322361e7a099dc74df2498d3fa5fde5c4fa7.
Returning false early in rate_control_send_low breaks sending broadcast
packets, since rate control will not select a rate for it.
Before re-introducing a fixed version of this patch, we should probably also
make some changes to rate control to be more conservative in selecting rates
for no-ack packets and also prevent using probing rates on them, since we won't
get any feedback.

Signed-off-by: Felix Fietkau <[email protected]>
net/mac80211/rate.c | 4 ----
1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/mac80211/rate.c b/net/mac80211/rate.c
index e5935e3d7a07..8c6416129d5b 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/rate.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/rate.c
@@ -392,10 +392,6 @@ static bool rate_control_send_low(struct ieee80211_sta *pubsta,
int mcast_rate;
bool use_basicrate = false;

- if (ieee80211_is_tx_data(txrc->skb) &&
- info->flags & IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_ACK)
- return false;
if (!pubsta || rc_no_data_or_no_ack_use_min(txrc)) {
__rate_control_send_low(txrc->hw, sband, pubsta, info,

2021-09-25 07:20:39

by Petr Pisar

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] Revert "mac80211: do not use low data rates for data frames with no ack flag"

I confirm the revert fixes sending multicast frames on my ath9k device.

-- Petr

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