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* mac80211 <-> driver interface
* Copyright 2002-2005, Devicescape Software, Inc.
* Copyright 2006-2007 Jiri Benc <>
* Copyright 2007-2010 Johannes Berg <>
* Copyright 2013-2014 Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
* published by the Free Software Foundation.
#ifndef MAC80211_H
#define MAC80211_H
#include <linux/bug.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>
#include <linux/if_ether.h>
#include <linux/skbuff.h>
#include <linux/ieee80211.h>
#include <net/cfg80211.h>
#include <asm/unaligned.h>
* DOC: Introduction
* mac80211 is the Linux stack for 802.11 hardware that implements
* only partial functionality in hard- or firmware. This document
* defines the interface between mac80211 and low-level hardware
* drivers.
* DOC: Calling mac80211 from interrupts
* Only ieee80211_tx_status_irqsafe() and ieee80211_rx_irqsafe() can be
* called in hardware interrupt context. The low-level driver must not call any
* other functions in hardware interrupt context. If there is a need for such
* call, the low-level driver should first ACK the interrupt and perform the
* IEEE 802.11 code call after this, e.g. from a scheduled workqueue or even
* tasklet function.
* NOTE: If the driver opts to use the _irqsafe() functions, it may not also
* use the non-IRQ-safe functions!
* DOC: Warning
* If you're reading this document and not the header file itself, it will
* be incomplete because not all documentation has been converted yet.
* DOC: Frame format
* As a general rule, when frames are passed between mac80211 and the driver,
* they start with the IEEE 802.11 header and include the same octets that are
* sent over the air except for the FCS which should be calculated by the
* hardware.
* There are, however, various exceptions to this rule for advanced features:
* The first exception is for hardware encryption and decryption offload
* where the IV/ICV may or may not be generated in hardware.
* Secondly, when the hardware handles fragmentation, the frame handed to
* the driver from mac80211 is the MSDU, not the MPDU.
* DOC: mac80211 workqueue
* mac80211 provides its own workqueue for drivers and internal mac80211 use.
* The workqueue is a single threaded workqueue and can only be accessed by
* helpers for sanity checking. Drivers must ensure all work added onto the
* mac80211 workqueue should be cancelled on the driver stop() callback.
* mac80211 will flushed the workqueue upon interface removal and during
* suspend.
* All work performed on the mac80211 workqueue must not acquire the RTNL lock.
struct device;
* enum ieee80211_max_queues - maximum number of queues
* @IEEE80211_MAX_QUEUES: Maximum number of regular device queues.
* @IEEE80211_MAX_QUEUE_MAP: bitmap with maximum queues set
enum ieee80211_max_queues {
IEEE80211_MAX_QUEUES = 16,
#define IEEE80211_INVAL_HW_QUEUE 0xff
* enum ieee80211_ac_numbers - AC numbers as used in mac80211
* @IEEE80211_AC_VO: voice
* @IEEE80211_AC_VI: video
* @IEEE80211_AC_BE: best effort
* @IEEE80211_AC_BK: background
enum ieee80211_ac_numbers {
IEEE80211_AC_VO = 0,
IEEE80211_AC_VI = 1,
IEEE80211_AC_BE = 2,
IEEE80211_AC_BK = 3,
#define IEEE80211_NUM_ACS 4
* struct ieee80211_tx_queue_params - transmit queue configuration
* The information provided in this structure is required for QoS
* transmit queue configuration. Cf. IEEE 802.11
* @aifs: arbitration interframe space [0..255]
* @cw_min: minimum contention window [a value of the form
* 2^n-1 in the range 1..32767]
* @cw_max: maximum contention window [like @cw_min]
* @txop: maximum burst time in units of 32 usecs, 0 meaning disabled
* @acm: is mandatory admission control required for the access category
* @uapsd: is U-APSD mode enabled for the queue
struct ieee80211_tx_queue_params {
u16 txop;
u16 cw_min;
u16 cw_max;
u8 aifs;
bool acm;
bool uapsd;
struct ieee80211_low_level_stats {
unsigned int dot11ACKFailureCount;
unsigned int dot11RTSFailureCount;
unsigned int dot11FCSErrorCount;
unsigned int dot11RTSSuccessCount;
* enum ieee80211_chanctx_change - change flag for channel context
* @IEEE80211_CHANCTX_CHANGE_WIDTH: The channel width changed
* @IEEE80211_CHANCTX_CHANGE_RX_CHAINS: The number of RX chains changed
* @IEEE80211_CHANCTX_CHANGE_RADAR: radar detection flag changed
* @IEEE80211_CHANCTX_CHANGE_CHANNEL: switched to another operating channel,
* this is used only with channel switching with CSA
* @IEEE80211_CHANCTX_CHANGE_MIN_WIDTH: The min required channel width changed
enum ieee80211_chanctx_change {
* struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf - channel context that vifs may be tuned to
* This is the driver-visible part. The ieee80211_chanctx
* that contains it is visible in mac80211 only.
* @def: the channel definition
* @min_def: the minimum channel definition currently required.
* @rx_chains_static: The number of RX chains that must always be
* active on the channel to receive MIMO transmissions
* @rx_chains_dynamic: The number of RX chains that must be enabled
* after RTS/CTS handshake to receive SMPS MIMO transmissions;
* this will always be >= @rx_chains_static.
* @radar_enabled: whether radar detection is enabled on this channel.
* @drv_priv: data area for driver use, will always be aligned to
* sizeof(void *), size is determined in hw information.
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf {
struct cfg80211_chan_def def;
struct cfg80211_chan_def min_def;
u8 rx_chains_static, rx_chains_dynamic;
bool radar_enabled;
u8 drv_priv[0] __aligned(sizeof(void *));
* enum ieee80211_chanctx_switch_mode - channel context switch mode
* @CHANCTX_SWMODE_REASSIGN_VIF: Both old and new contexts already
* exist (and will continue to exist), but the virtual interface
* needs to be switched from one to the other.
* @CHANCTX_SWMODE_SWAP_CONTEXTS: The old context exists but will stop
* to exist with this call, the new context doesn't exist but
* will be active after this call, the virtual interface switches
* from the old to the new (note that the driver may of course
* implement this as an on-the-fly chandef switch of the existing
* hardware context, but the mac80211 pointer for the old context
* will cease to exist and only the new one will later be used
* for changes/removal.)
enum ieee80211_chanctx_switch_mode {
* struct ieee80211_vif_chanctx_switch - vif chanctx switch information
* This is structure is used to pass information about a vif that
* needs to switch from one chanctx to another. The
* &ieee80211_chanctx_switch_mode defines how the switch should be
* done.
* @vif: the vif that should be switched from old_ctx to new_ctx
* @old_ctx: the old context to which the vif was assigned
* @new_ctx: the new context to which the vif must be assigned
struct ieee80211_vif_chanctx_switch {
struct ieee80211_vif *vif;
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf *old_ctx;
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf *new_ctx;
* enum ieee80211_bss_change - BSS change notification flags
* These flags are used with the bss_info_changed() callback
* to indicate which BSS parameter changed.
* @BSS_CHANGED_ASSOC: association status changed (associated/disassociated),
* also implies a change in the AID.
* @BSS_CHANGED_ERP_CTS_PROT: CTS protection changed
* @BSS_CHANGED_ERP_PREAMBLE: preamble changed
* @BSS_CHANGED_ERP_SLOT: slot timing changed
* @BSS_CHANGED_HT: 802.11n parameters changed
* @BSS_CHANGED_BASIC_RATES: Basic rateset changed
* @BSS_CHANGED_BEACON_INT: Beacon interval changed
* @BSS_CHANGED_BSSID: BSSID changed, for whatever
* reason (IBSS and managed mode)
* @BSS_CHANGED_BEACON: Beacon data changed, retrieve
* new beacon (beaconing modes)
* @BSS_CHANGED_BEACON_ENABLED: Beaconing should be
* enabled/disabled (beaconing modes)
* @BSS_CHANGED_CQM: Connection quality monitor config changed
* @BSS_CHANGED_IBSS: IBSS join status changed
* @BSS_CHANGED_ARP_FILTER: Hardware ARP filter address list or state changed.
* @BSS_CHANGED_QOS: QoS for this association was enabled/disabled. Note
* that it is only ever disabled for station mode.
* @BSS_CHANGED_IDLE: Idle changed for this BSS/interface.
* @BSS_CHANGED_SSID: SSID changed for this BSS (AP and IBSS mode)
* @BSS_CHANGED_AP_PROBE_RESP: Probe Response changed for this BSS (AP mode)
* @BSS_CHANGED_PS: PS changed for this BSS (STA mode)
* @BSS_CHANGED_TXPOWER: TX power setting changed for this interface
* @BSS_CHANGED_P2P_PS: P2P powersave settings (CTWindow, opportunistic PS)
* changed (currently only in P2P client mode, GO mode will be later)
* @BSS_CHANGED_BEACON_INFO: Data from the AP's beacon became available:
* currently dtim_period only is under consideration.
* @BSS_CHANGED_BANDWIDTH: The bandwidth used by this interface changed,
* note that this is only called when it changes after the channel
* context had been assigned.
* @BSS_CHANGED_OCB: OCB join status changed
enum ieee80211_bss_change {
/* when adding here, make sure to change ieee80211_reconfig */
* The maximum number of IPv4 addresses listed for ARP filtering. If the number
* of addresses for an interface increase beyond this value, hardware ARP
* filtering will be disabled.
* enum ieee80211_rssi_event - RSSI threshold event
* An indicator for when RSSI goes below/above a certain threshold.
* @RSSI_EVENT_HIGH: AP's rssi crossed the high threshold set by the driver.
* @RSSI_EVENT_LOW: AP's rssi crossed the low threshold set by the driver.
enum ieee80211_rssi_event {
* struct ieee80211_bss_conf - holds the BSS's changing parameters
* This structure keeps information about a BSS (and an association
* to that BSS) that can change during the lifetime of the BSS.
* @assoc: association status
* @ibss_joined: indicates whether this station is part of an IBSS
* or not
* @ibss_creator: indicates if a new IBSS network is being created
* @aid: association ID number, valid only when @assoc is true
* @use_cts_prot: use CTS protection
* @use_short_preamble: use 802.11b short preamble;
* if the hardware cannot handle this it must set the
* @use_short_slot: use short slot time (only relevant for ERP);
* if the hardware cannot handle this it must set the
* IEEE80211_HW_2GHZ_SHORT_SLOT_INCAPABLE hardware flag
* @dtim_period: num of beacons before the next DTIM, for beaconing,
* valid in station mode only if after the driver was notified
* with the %BSS_CHANGED_BEACON_INFO flag, will be non-zero then.
* @sync_tsf: last beacon's/probe response's TSF timestamp (could be old
* as it may have been received during scanning long ago). If the
* HW flag %IEEE80211_HW_TIMING_BEACON_ONLY is set, then this can
* only come from a beacon, but might not become valid until after
* association when a beacon is received (which is notified with the
* @sync_device_ts: the device timestamp corresponding to the sync_tsf,
* the driver/device can use this to calculate synchronisation
* (see @sync_tsf)
* @sync_dtim_count: Only valid when %IEEE80211_HW_TIMING_BEACON_ONLY
* is requested, see @sync_tsf/@sync_device_ts.
* @beacon_int: beacon interval
* @assoc_capability: capabilities taken from assoc resp
* @basic_rates: bitmap of basic rates, each bit stands for an
* index into the rate table configured by the driver in
* the current band.
* @beacon_rate: associated AP's beacon TX rate
* @mcast_rate: per-band multicast rate index + 1 (0: disabled)
* @bssid: The BSSID for this BSS
* @enable_beacon: whether beaconing should be enabled or not
* @chandef: Channel definition for this BSS -- the hardware might be
* configured a higher bandwidth than this BSS uses, for example.
* @ht_operation_mode: HT operation mode like in &struct ieee80211_ht_operation.
* This field is only valid when the channel type is one of the HT types.
* @cqm_rssi_thold: Connection quality monitor RSSI threshold, a zero value
* implies disabled
* @cqm_rssi_hyst: Connection quality monitor RSSI hysteresis
* @arp_addr_list: List of IPv4 addresses for hardware ARP filtering. The
* may filter ARP queries targeted for other addresses than listed here.
* The driver must allow ARP queries targeted for all address listed here
* to pass through. An empty list implies no ARP queries need to pass.
* @arp_addr_cnt: Number of addresses currently on the list. Note that this
* may be larger than %IEEE80211_BSS_ARP_ADDR_LIST_LEN (the arp_addr_list
* array size), it's up to the driver what to do in that case.
* @qos: This is a QoS-enabled BSS.
* @idle: This interface is idle. There's also a global idle flag in the
* hardware config which may be more appropriate depending on what
* your driver/device needs to do.
* @ps: power-save mode (STA only). This flag is NOT affected by
* offchannel/dynamic_ps operations.
* @ssid: The SSID of the current vif. Valid in AP and IBSS mode.
* @ssid_len: Length of SSID given in @ssid.
* @hidden_ssid: The SSID of the current vif is hidden. Only valid in AP-mode.
* @txpower: TX power in dBm
* @p2p_noa_attr: P2P NoA attribute for P2P powersave
struct ieee80211_bss_conf {
const u8 *bssid;
/* association related data */
bool assoc, ibss_joined;
bool ibss_creator;
u16 aid;
/* erp related data */
bool use_cts_prot;
bool use_short_preamble;
bool use_short_slot;
bool enable_beacon;
u8 dtim_period;
u16 beacon_int;
u16 assoc_capability;
u64 sync_tsf;
u32 sync_device_ts;
u8 sync_dtim_count;
u32 basic_rates;
struct ieee80211_rate *beacon_rate;
int mcast_rate[IEEE80211_NUM_BANDS];
u16 ht_operation_mode;
s32 cqm_rssi_thold;
u32 cqm_rssi_hyst;
struct cfg80211_chan_def chandef;
__be32 arp_addr_list[IEEE80211_BSS_ARP_ADDR_LIST_LEN];
int arp_addr_cnt;
bool qos;
bool idle;
bool ps;
u8 ssid[IEEE80211_MAX_SSID_LEN];
size_t ssid_len;
bool hidden_ssid;
int txpower;
struct ieee80211_p2p_noa_attr p2p_noa_attr;
* enum mac80211_tx_info_flags - flags to describe transmission information/status
* These flags are used with the @flags member of &ieee80211_tx_info.
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_REQ_TX_STATUS: require TX status callback for this frame.
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_ASSIGN_SEQ: The driver has to assign a sequence
* number to this frame, taking care of not overwriting the fragment
* number and increasing the sequence number only when the
* IEEE80211_TX_CTL_FIRST_FRAGMENT flag is set. mac80211 will properly
* assign sequence numbers to QoS-data frames but cannot do so correctly
* for non-QoS-data and management frames because beacons need them from
* that counter as well and mac80211 cannot guarantee proper sequencing.
* If this flag is set, the driver should instruct the hardware to
* assign a sequence number to the frame or assign one itself. Cf. IEEE
* 802.11-2007 paragraph 3. This flag will always be set for
* beacons and always be clear for frames without a sequence number field.
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_ACK: tell the low level not to wait for an ack
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_CLEAR_PS_FILT: clear powersave filter for destination
* station
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_FIRST_FRAGMENT: this is a first fragment of the frame
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_SEND_AFTER_DTIM: send this frame after DTIM beacon
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_AMPDU: this frame should be sent as part of an A-MPDU
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_INJECTED: Frame was injected, internal to mac80211.
* @IEEE80211_TX_STAT_TX_FILTERED: The frame was not transmitted
* because the destination STA was in powersave mode. Note that to
* avoid race conditions, the filter must be set by the hardware or
* firmware upon receiving a frame that indicates that the station
* went to sleep (must be done on device to filter frames already on
* the queue) and may only be unset after mac80211 gives the OK for
* that by setting the IEEE80211_TX_CTL_CLEAR_PS_FILT (see above),
* since only then is it guaranteed that no more frames are in the
* hardware queue.
* @IEEE80211_TX_STAT_ACK: Frame was acknowledged
* @IEEE80211_TX_STAT_AMPDU: The frame was aggregated, so status
* is for the whole aggregation.
* @IEEE80211_TX_STAT_AMPDU_NO_BACK: no block ack was returned,
* so consider using block ack request (BAR).
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_RATE_CTRL_PROBE: internal to mac80211, can be
* set by rate control algorithms to indicate probe rate, will
* be cleared for fragmented frames (except on the last fragment)
* @IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_OFFCHAN_TX_OK: Internal to mac80211. Used to indicate
* that a frame can be transmitted while the queues are stopped for
* off-channel operation.
* @IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_NEED_TXPROCESSING: completely internal to mac80211,
* used to indicate that a pending frame requires TX processing before
* it can be sent out.
* @IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_RETRIED: completely internal to mac80211,
* used to indicate that a frame was already retried due to PS
* @IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_DONT_ENCRYPT: completely internal to mac80211,
* used to indicate frame should not be encrypted
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_PS_BUFFER: This frame is a response to a poll
* frame (PS-Poll or uAPSD) or a non-bufferable MMPDU and must
* be sent although the station is in powersave mode.
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_MORE_FRAMES: More frames will be passed to the
* transmit function after the current frame, this can be used
* by drivers to kick the DMA queue only if unset or when the
* queue gets full.
* @IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_RETRANSMISSION: This frame is being retransmitted
* after TX status because the destination was asleep, it must not
* be modified again (no seqno assignment, crypto, etc.)
* @IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_MLME_CONN_TX: This frame was transmitted by the MLME
* code for connection establishment, this indicates that its status
* should kick the MLME state machine.
* @IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_NL80211_FRAME_TX: Frame was requested through nl80211
* MLME command (internal to mac80211 to figure out whether to send TX
* status to user space)
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_LDPC: tells the driver to use LDPC for this frame
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_STBC: Enables Space-Time Block Coding (STBC) for this
* frame and selects the maximum number of streams that it can use.
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_TX_OFFCHAN: Marks this packet to be transmitted on
* the off-channel channel when a remain-on-channel offload is done
* in hardware -- normal packets still flow and are expected to be
* handled properly by the device.
* @IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_TKIP_MIC_FAILURE: Marks this packet to be used for TKIP
* testing. It will be sent out with incorrect Michael MIC key to allow
* TKIP countermeasures to be tested.
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_CCK_RATE: This frame will be sent at non CCK rate.
* This flag is actually used for management frame especially for P2P
* frames not being sent at CCK rate in 2GHz band.
* @IEEE80211_TX_STATUS_EOSP: This packet marks the end of service period,
* when its status is reported the service period ends. For frames in
* an SP that mac80211 transmits, it is already set; for driver frames
* the driver may set this flag. It is also used to do the same for
* PS-Poll responses.
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_USE_MINRATE: This frame will be sent at lowest rate.
* This flag is used to send nullfunc frame at minimum rate when
* the nullfunc is used for connection monitoring purpose.
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_DONTFRAG: Don't fragment this packet even if it
* would be fragmented by size (this is optional, only used for
* monitor injection).
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTL_PS_RESPONSE: This frame is a response to a poll
* frame (PS-Poll or uAPSD).
* Note: If you have to add new flags to the enumeration, then don't
* forget to update %IEEE80211_TX_TEMPORARY_FLAGS when necessary.
enum mac80211_tx_info_flags {
IEEE80211_TX_INTFL_NL80211_FRAME_TX = BIT(21),
IEEE80211_TX_CTL_LDPC = BIT(22),
IEEE80211_TX_CTL_STBC = BIT(23) | BIT(24),
#define IEEE80211_TX_CTL_STBC_SHIFT 23
* enum mac80211_tx_control_flags - flags to describe transmit control
* @IEEE80211_TX_CTRL_PORT_CTRL_PROTO: this frame is a port control
* protocol frame (e.g. EAP)
* These flags are used in tx_info->control.flags.
enum mac80211_tx_control_flags {
* This definition is used as a mask to clear all temporary flags, which are
* set by the tx handlers for each transmission attempt by the mac80211 stack.
* enum mac80211_rate_control_flags - per-rate flags set by the
* Rate Control algorithm.
* These flags are set by the Rate control algorithm for each rate during tx,
* in the @flags member of struct ieee80211_tx_rate.
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_USE_RTS_CTS: Use RTS/CTS exchange for this rate.
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_USE_CTS_PROTECT: CTS-to-self protection is required.
* This is set if the current BSS requires ERP protection.
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_USE_SHORT_PREAMBLE: Use short preamble.
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_MCS: HT rate.
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_VHT_MCS: VHT MCS rate, in this case the idx field is split
* into a higher 4 bits (Nss) and lower 4 bits (MCS number)
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_GREEN_FIELD: Indicates whether this rate should be used in
* Greenfield mode.
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_40_MHZ_WIDTH: Indicates if the Channel Width should be 40 MHz.
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_80_MHZ_WIDTH: Indicates 80 MHz transmission
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_160_MHZ_WIDTH: Indicates 160 MHz transmission
* (80+80 isn't supported yet)
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_DUP_DATA: The frame should be transmitted on both of the
* adjacent 20 MHz channels, if the current channel type is
* NL80211_CHAN_HT40MINUS or NL80211_CHAN_HT40PLUS.
* @IEEE80211_TX_RC_SHORT_GI: Short Guard interval should be used for this rate.
enum mac80211_rate_control_flags {
/* rate index is an HT/VHT MCS instead of an index */
IEEE80211_TX_RC_MCS = BIT(3),
IEEE80211_TX_RC_40_MHZ_WIDTH = BIT(5),
IEEE80211_TX_RC_80_MHZ_WIDTH = BIT(9),
IEEE80211_TX_RC_160_MHZ_WIDTH = BIT(10),
/* there are 40 bytes if you don't need the rateset to be kept */
/* if you do need the rateset, then you have less space */
/* maximum number of rate stages */
#define IEEE80211_TX_MAX_RATES 4
/* maximum number of rate table entries */
#define IEEE80211_TX_RATE_TABLE_SIZE 4
* struct ieee80211_tx_rate - rate selection/status
* @idx: rate index to attempt to send with
* @flags: rate control flags (&enum mac80211_rate_control_flags)
* @count: number of tries in this rate before going to the next rate
* A value of -1 for @idx indicates an invalid rate and, if used
* in an array of retry rates, that no more rates should be tried.
* When used for transmit status reporting, the driver should
* always report the rate along with the flags it used.
* &struct ieee80211_tx_info contains an array of these structs
* in the control information, and it will be filled by the rate
* control algorithm according to what should be sent. For example,
* if this array contains, in the format { <idx>, <count> } the
* information
* { 3, 2 }, { 2, 2 }, { 1, 4 }, { -1, 0 }, { -1, 0 }
* then this means that the frame should be transmitted
* up to twice at rate 3, up to twice at rate 2, and up to four
* times at rate 1 if it doesn't get acknowledged. Say it gets
* acknowledged by the peer after the fifth attempt, the status
* information should then contain
* { 3, 2 }, { 2, 2 }, { 1, 1 }, { -1, 0 } ...
* since it was transmitted twice at rate 3, twice at rate 2
* and once at rate 1 after which we received an acknowledgement.
struct ieee80211_tx_rate {
s8 idx;
u16 count:5,
} __packed;
#define IEEE80211_MAX_TX_RETRY 31
static inline void ieee80211_rate_set_vht(struct ieee80211_tx_rate *rate,
u8 mcs, u8 nss)
WARN_ON(mcs & ~0xF);
WARN_ON((nss - 1) & ~0x7);
rate->idx = ((nss - 1) << 4) | mcs;
static inline u8
ieee80211_rate_get_vht_mcs(const struct ieee80211_tx_rate *rate)
return rate->idx & 0xF;
static inline u8
ieee80211_rate_get_vht_nss(const struct ieee80211_tx_rate *rate)
return (rate->idx >> 4) + 1;
* struct ieee80211_tx_info - skb transmit information
* This structure is placed in skb->cb for three uses:
* (1) mac80211 TX control - mac80211 tells the driver what to do
* (2) driver internal use (if applicable)
* (3) TX status information - driver tells mac80211 what happened
* @flags: transmit info flags, defined above
* @band: the band to transmit on (use for checking for races)
* @hw_queue: HW queue to put the frame on, skb_get_queue_mapping() gives the AC
* @ack_frame_id: internal frame ID for TX status, used internally
* @control: union for control data
* @status: union for status data
* @driver_data: array of driver_data pointers
* @ampdu_ack_len: number of acked aggregated frames.
* relevant only if IEEE80211_TX_STAT_AMPDU was set.
* @ampdu_len: number of aggregated frames.
* relevant only if IEEE80211_TX_STAT_AMPDU was set.
* @ack_signal: signal strength of the ACK frame
struct ieee80211_tx_info {
/* common information */
u32 flags;
u8 band;
u8 hw_queue;
u16 ack_frame_id;
union {
struct {
union {
/* rate control */
struct {
struct ieee80211_tx_rate rates[
s8 rts_cts_rate_idx;
u8 use_rts:1;
u8 use_cts_prot:1;
u8 short_preamble:1;
u8 skip_table:1;
/* 2 bytes free */
/* only needed before rate control */
unsigned long jiffies;
/* NB: vif can be NULL for injected frames */
struct ieee80211_vif *vif;
struct ieee80211_key_conf *hw_key;
u32 flags;
/* 4 bytes free */
} control;
struct {
struct ieee80211_tx_rate rates[IEEE80211_TX_MAX_RATES];
s32 ack_signal;
u8 ampdu_ack_len;
u8 ampdu_len;
u8 antenna;
u16 tx_time;
void *status_driver_data[19 / sizeof(void *)];
} status;
struct {
struct ieee80211_tx_rate driver_rates[
u8 pad[4];
void *rate_driver_data[
IEEE80211_TX_INFO_RATE_DRIVER_DATA_SIZE / sizeof(void *)];
void *driver_data[
IEEE80211_TX_INFO_DRIVER_DATA_SIZE / sizeof(void *)];
* struct ieee80211_scan_ies - descriptors for different blocks of IEs
* This structure is used to point to different blocks of IEs in HW scan
* and scheduled scan. These blocks contain the IEs passed by userspace
* and the ones generated by mac80211.
* @ies: pointers to band specific IEs.
* @len: lengths of band_specific IEs.
* @common_ies: IEs for all bands (especially vendor specific ones)
* @common_ie_len: length of the common_ies
struct ieee80211_scan_ies {
const u8 *ies[IEEE80211_NUM_BANDS];
size_t len[IEEE80211_NUM_BANDS];
const u8 *common_ies;
size_t common_ie_len;
static inline struct ieee80211_tx_info *IEEE80211_SKB_CB(struct sk_buff *skb)
return (struct ieee80211_tx_info *)skb->cb;
static inline struct ieee80211_rx_status *IEEE80211_SKB_RXCB(struct sk_buff *skb)
return (struct ieee80211_rx_status *)skb->cb;
* ieee80211_tx_info_clear_status - clear TX status
* @info: The &struct ieee80211_tx_info to be cleared.
* When the driver passes an skb back to mac80211, it must report
* a number of things in TX status. This function clears everything
* in the TX status but the rate control information (it does clear
* the count since you need to fill that in anyway).
* NOTE: You can only use this function if you do NOT use
* info->driver_data! Use info->rate_driver_data
* instead if you need only the less space that allows.
static inline void
ieee80211_tx_info_clear_status(struct ieee80211_tx_info *info)
int i;
BUILD_BUG_ON(offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, status.rates) !=
offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, control.rates));
BUILD_BUG_ON(offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, status.rates) !=
offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, driver_rates));
BUILD_BUG_ON(offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, status.rates) != 8);
/* clear the rate counts */
for (i = 0; i < IEEE80211_TX_MAX_RATES; i++)
info->status.rates[i].count = 0;
offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, status.ack_signal) != 20);
memset(&info->status.ampdu_ack_len, 0,
sizeof(struct ieee80211_tx_info) -
offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, status.ampdu_ack_len));
* enum mac80211_rx_flags - receive flags
* These flags are used with the @flag member of &struct ieee80211_rx_status.
* @RX_FLAG_MMIC_ERROR: Michael MIC error was reported on this frame.
* Use together with %RX_FLAG_MMIC_STRIPPED.
* @RX_FLAG_DECRYPTED: This frame was decrypted in hardware.
* @RX_FLAG_MMIC_STRIPPED: the Michael MIC is stripped off this frame,
* verification has been done by the hardware.
* @RX_FLAG_IV_STRIPPED: The IV/ICV are stripped from this frame.
* If this flag is set, the stack cannot do any replay detection
* hence the driver or hardware will have to do that.
* @RX_FLAG_FAILED_FCS_CRC: Set this flag if the FCS check failed on
* the frame.
* @RX_FLAG_FAILED_PLCP_CRC: Set this flag if the PCLP check failed on
* the frame.
* @RX_FLAG_MACTIME_START: The timestamp passed in the RX status (@mactime
* field) is valid and contains the time the first symbol of the MPDU
* was received. This is useful in monitor mode and for proper IBSS
* merging.
* @RX_FLAG_MACTIME_END: The timestamp passed in the RX status (@mactime
* field) is valid and contains the time the last symbol of the MPDU
* (including FCS) was received.
* @RX_FLAG_SHORTPRE: Short preamble was used for this frame
* @RX_FLAG_HT: HT MCS was used and rate_idx is MCS index
* @RX_FLAG_VHT: VHT MCS was used and rate_index is MCS index
* @RX_FLAG_40MHZ: HT40 (40 MHz) was used
* @RX_FLAG_SHORT_GI: Short guard interval was used
* @RX_FLAG_NO_SIGNAL_VAL: The signal strength value is not present.
* Valid only for data frames (mainly A-MPDU)
* @RX_FLAG_HT_GF: This frame was received in a HT-greenfield transmission, if
* the driver fills this value it should add %IEEE80211_RADIOTAP_MCS_HAVE_FMT
* to hw.radiotap_mcs_details to advertise that fact
* @RX_FLAG_AMPDU_DETAILS: A-MPDU details are known, in particular the reference
* number (@ampdu_reference) must be populated and be a distinct number for
* each A-MPDU
* @RX_FLAG_AMPDU_REPORT_ZEROLEN: driver reports 0-length subframes
* @RX_FLAG_AMPDU_IS_ZEROLEN: This is a zero-length subframe, for
* monitoring purposes only
* @RX_FLAG_AMPDU_LAST_KNOWN: last subframe is known, should be set on all
* subframes of a single A-MPDU
* @RX_FLAG_AMPDU_IS_LAST: this subframe is the last subframe of the A-MPDU
* @RX_FLAG_AMPDU_DELIM_CRC_ERROR: A delimiter CRC error has been detected
* on this subframe
* @RX_FLAG_AMPDU_DELIM_CRC_KNOWN: The delimiter CRC field is known (the CRC
* is stored in the @ampdu_delimiter_crc field)
* @RX_FLAG_LDPC: LDPC was used
* @RX_FLAG_STBC_MASK: STBC 2 bit bitmask. 1 - Nss=1, 2 - Nss=2, 3 - Nss=3
* @RX_FLAG_10MHZ: 10 MHz (half channel) was used
* @RX_FLAG_5MHZ: 5 MHz (quarter channel) was used
* @RX_FLAG_AMSDU_MORE: Some drivers may prefer to report separate A-MSDU
* subframes instead of a one huge frame for performance reasons.
* All, but the last MSDU from an A-MSDU should have this flag set. E.g.
* if an A-MSDU has 3 frames, the first 2 must have the flag set, while
* the 3rd (last) one must not have this flag set. The flag is used to
* deal with retransmission/duplication recovery properly since A-MSDU
* subframes share the same sequence number. Reported subframes can be
* either regular MSDU or singly A-MSDUs. Subframes must not be
* interleaved with other frames.
* @RX_FLAG_RADIOTAP_VENDOR_DATA: This frame contains vendor-specific
* radiotap data in the skb->data (before the frame) as described by
* the &struct ieee80211_vendor_radiotap.
enum mac80211_rx_flags {
RX_FLAG_40MHZ = BIT(10),
RX_FLAG_10MHZ = BIT(28),
* enum mac80211_rx_vht_flags - receive VHT flags
* These flags are used with the @vht_flag member of
* &struct ieee80211_rx_status.
* @RX_VHT_FLAG_80MHZ: 80 MHz was used
* @RX_VHT_FLAG_80P80MHZ: 80+80 MHz was used
* @RX_VHT_FLAG_160MHZ: 160 MHz was used
* @RX_VHT_FLAG_BF: packet was beamformed
enum mac80211_rx_vht_flags {
* struct ieee80211_rx_status - receive status
* The low-level driver should provide this information (the subset
* supported by hardware) to the 802.11 code with each received
* frame, in the skb's control buffer (cb).
* @mactime: value in microseconds of the 64-bit Time Synchronization Function
* (TSF) timer when the first data symbol (MPDU) arrived at the hardware.
* @device_timestamp: arbitrary timestamp for the device, mac80211 doesn't use
* it but can store it and pass it back to the driver for synchronisation
* @band: the active band when this frame was received
* @freq: frequency the radio was tuned to when receiving this frame, in MHz
* @signal: signal strength when receiving this frame, either in dBm, in dB or
* unspecified depending on the hardware capabilities flags
* @IEEE80211_HW_SIGNAL_*
* @chains: bitmask of receive chains for which separate signal strength
* values were filled.
* @chain_signal: per-chain signal strength, in dBm (unlike @signal, doesn't
* support dB or unspecified units)
* @antenna: antenna used
* @rate_idx: index of data rate into band's supported rates or MCS index if
* HT or VHT is used (%RX_FLAG_HT/%RX_FLAG_VHT)
* @vht_nss: number of streams (VHT only)
* @flag: %RX_FLAG_*
* @vht_flag: %RX_VHT_FLAG_*
* @rx_flags: internal RX flags for mac80211
* @ampdu_reference: A-MPDU reference number, must be a different value for
* each A-MPDU but the same for each subframe within one A-MPDU
* @ampdu_delimiter_crc: A-MPDU delimiter CRC
struct ieee80211_rx_status {
u64 mactime;
u32 device_timestamp;
u32 ampdu_reference;
u32 flag;
u16 freq;
u8 vht_flag;
u8 rate_idx;
u8 vht_nss;
u8 rx_flags;
u8 band;
u8 antenna;
s8 signal;
u8 chains;
s8 chain_signal[IEEE80211_MAX_CHAINS];
u8 ampdu_delimiter_crc;
* struct ieee80211_vendor_radiotap - vendor radiotap data information
* @present: presence bitmap for this vendor namespace
* (this could be extended in the future if any vendor needs more
* bits, the radiotap spec does allow for that)
* @align: radiotap vendor namespace alignment. This defines the needed
* alignment for the @data field below, not for the vendor namespace
* description itself (which has a fixed 2-byte alignment)
* Must be a power of two, and be set to at least 1!
* @oui: radiotap vendor namespace OUI
* @subns: radiotap vendor sub namespace
* @len: radiotap vendor sub namespace skip length, if alignment is done
* then that's added to this, i.e. this is only the length of the
* @data field.
* @pad: number of bytes of padding after the @data, this exists so that
* the skb data alignment can be preserved even if the data has odd
* length
* @data: the actual vendor namespace data
* This struct, including the vendor data, goes into the skb->data before
* the 802.11 header. It's split up in mac80211 using the align/oui/subns
* data.
struct ieee80211_vendor_radiotap {
u32 present;
u8 align;
u8 oui[3];
u8 subns;
u8 pad;
u16 len;
u8 data[];
} __packed;
* enum ieee80211_conf_flags - configuration flags
* Flags to define PHY configuration options
* @IEEE80211_CONF_MONITOR: there's a monitor interface present -- use this
* to determine for example whether to calculate timestamps for packets
* or not, do not use instead of filter flags!
* @IEEE80211_CONF_PS: Enable 802.11 power save mode (managed mode only).
* This is the power save mode defined by IEEE 802.11-2007 section 11.2,
* meaning that the hardware still wakes up for beacons, is able to
* transmit frames and receive the possible acknowledgment frames.
* Not to be confused with hardware specific wakeup/sleep states,
* driver is responsible for that. See the section "Powersave support"
* for more.
* @IEEE80211_CONF_IDLE: The device is running, but idle; if the flag is set
* the driver should be prepared to handle configuration requests but
* may turn the device off as much as possible. Typically, this flag will
* be set when an interface is set UP but not associated or scanning, but
* it can also be unset in that case when monitor interfaces are active.
* @IEEE80211_CONF_OFFCHANNEL: The device is currently not on its main
* operating channel.
enum ieee80211_conf_flags {
IEEE80211_CONF_MONITOR = (1<<0),
IEEE80211_CONF_PS = (1<<1),
IEEE80211_CONF_IDLE = (1<<2),
* enum ieee80211_conf_changed - denotes which configuration changed
* @IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_LISTEN_INTERVAL: the listen interval changed
* @IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_MONITOR: the monitor flag changed
* @IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_PS: the PS flag or dynamic PS timeout changed
* @IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_POWER: the TX power changed
* @IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_CHANNEL: the channel/channel_type changed
* @IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_RETRY_LIMITS: retry limits changed
* @IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_IDLE: Idle flag changed
* @IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_SMPS: Spatial multiplexing powersave mode changed
* Note that this is only valid if channel contexts are not used,
* otherwise each channel context has the number of chains listed.
enum ieee80211_conf_changed {
* enum ieee80211_smps_mode - spatial multiplexing power save mode
* @IEEE80211_SMPS_AUTOMATIC: automatic
* @IEEE80211_SMPS_OFF: off
* @IEEE80211_SMPS_STATIC: static
* @IEEE80211_SMPS_DYNAMIC: dynamic
* @IEEE80211_SMPS_NUM_MODES: internal, don't use
enum ieee80211_smps_mode {
/* keep last */
* struct ieee80211_conf - configuration of the device
* This struct indicates how the driver shall configure the hardware.
* @flags: configuration flags defined above
* @listen_interval: listen interval in units of beacon interval
* @max_sleep_period: the maximum number of beacon intervals to sleep for
* before checking the beacon for a TIM bit (managed mode only); this
* value will be only achievable between DTIM frames, the hardware
* needs to check for the multicast traffic bit in DTIM beacons.
* This variable is valid only when the CONF_PS flag is set.
* @ps_dtim_period: The DTIM period of the AP we're connected to, for use
* in power saving. Power saving will not be enabled until a beacon
* has been received and the DTIM period is known.
* @dynamic_ps_timeout: The dynamic powersave timeout (in ms), see the
* powersave documentation below. This variable is valid only when
* the CONF_PS flag is set.
* @power_level: requested transmit power (in dBm), backward compatibility
* value only that is set to the minimum of all interfaces
* @chandef: the channel definition to tune to
* @radar_enabled: whether radar detection is enabled
* @long_frame_max_tx_count: Maximum number of transmissions for a "long" frame
* (a frame not RTS protected), called "dot11LongRetryLimit" in 802.11,
* but actually means the number of transmissions not the number of retries
* @short_frame_max_tx_count: Maximum number of transmissions for a "short"
* frame, called "dot11ShortRetryLimit" in 802.11, but actually means the
* number of transmissions not the number of retries
* @smps_mode: spatial multiplexing powersave mode; note that
* %IEEE80211_SMPS_STATIC is used when the device is not
* configured for an HT channel.
* Note that this is only valid if channel contexts are not used,
* otherwise each channel context has the number of chains listed.
struct ieee80211_conf {
u32 flags;
int power_level, dynamic_ps_timeout;
int max_sleep_period;
u16 listen_interval;
u8 ps_dtim_period;
u8 long_frame_max_tx_count, short_frame_max_tx_count;
struct cfg80211_chan_def chandef;
bool radar_enabled;
enum ieee80211_smps_mode smps_mode;
* struct ieee80211_channel_switch - holds the channel switch data
* The information provided in this structure is required for channel switch
* operation.
* @timestamp: value in microseconds of the 64-bit Time Synchronization
* Function (TSF) timer when the frame containing the channel switch
* announcement was received. This is simply the rx.mactime parameter
* the driver passed into mac80211.
* @device_timestamp: arbitrary timestamp for the device, this is the
* rx.device_timestamp parameter the driver passed to mac80211.
* @block_tx: Indicates whether transmission must be blocked before the
* scheduled channel switch, as indicated by the AP.
* @chandef: the new channel to switch to
* @count: the number of TBTT's until the channel switch event
struct ieee80211_channel_switch {
u64 timestamp;
u32 device_timestamp;
bool block_tx;
struct cfg80211_chan_def chandef;
u8 count;
* enum ieee80211_vif_flags - virtual interface flags
* @IEEE80211_VIF_BEACON_FILTER: the device performs beacon filtering
* on this virtual interface to avoid unnecessary CPU wakeups
* @IEEE80211_VIF_SUPPORTS_CQM_RSSI: the device can do connection quality
* monitoring on this virtual interface -- i.e. it can monitor
* connection quality related parameters, such as the RSSI level and
* provide notifications if configured trigger levels are reached.
enum ieee80211_vif_flags {
* struct ieee80211_vif - per-interface data
* Data in this structure is continually present for driver
* use during the life of a virtual interface.
* @type: type of this virtual interface
* @bss_conf: BSS configuration for this interface, either our own
* or the BSS we're associated to
* @addr: address of this interface
* @p2p: indicates whether this AP or STA interface is a p2p
* interface, i.e. a GO or p2p-sta respectively
* @csa_active: marks whether a channel switch is going on. Internally it is
* write-protected by sdata_lock and local->mtx so holding either is fine
* for read access.
* @driver_flags: flags/capabilities the driver has for this interface,
* these need to be set (or cleared) when the interface is added
* or, if supported by the driver, the interface type is changed
* at runtime, mac80211 will never touch this field
* @hw_queue: hardware queue for each AC
* @cab_queue: content-after-beacon (DTIM beacon really) queue, AP mode only
* @chanctx_conf: The channel context this interface is assigned to, or %NULL
* when it is not assigned. This pointer is RCU-protected due to the TX
* path needing to access it; even though the netdev carrier will always
* be off when it is %NULL there can still be races and packets could be
* processed after it switches back to %NULL.
* @debugfs_dir: debugfs dentry, can be used by drivers to create own per
* interface debug files. Note that it will be NULL for the virtual
* monitor interface (if that is requested.)
* @drv_priv: data area for driver use, will always be aligned to
* sizeof(void *).
struct ieee80211_vif {
enum nl80211_iftype type;
struct ieee80211_bss_conf bss_conf;
u8 addr[ETH_ALEN];
bool p2p;
bool csa_active;
u8 cab_queue;
u8 hw_queue[IEEE80211_NUM_ACS];
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf __rcu *chanctx_conf;
u32 driver_flags;
struct dentry *debugfs_dir;
/* must be last */
u8 drv_priv[0] __aligned(sizeof(void *));
static inline bool ieee80211_vif_is_mesh(struct ieee80211_vif *vif)
#ifdef CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH
return vif->type == NL80211_IFTYPE_MESH_POINT;
return false;
* wdev_to_ieee80211_vif - return a vif struct from a wdev
* @wdev: the wdev to get the vif for
* This can be used by mac80211 drivers with direct cfg80211 APIs
* (like the vendor commands) that get a wdev.
* Note that this function may return %NULL if the given wdev isn't
* associated with a vif that the driver knows about (e.g. monitor
* or AP_VLAN interfaces.)
struct ieee80211_vif *wdev_to_ieee80211_vif(struct wireless_dev *wdev);
* enum ieee80211_key_flags - key flags
* These flags are used for communication about keys between the driver
* and mac80211, with the @flags parameter of &struct ieee80211_key_conf.
* @IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_GENERATE_IV: This flag should be set by the
* driver to indicate that it requires IV generation for this
* particular key.
* @IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_GENERATE_MMIC: This flag should be set by
* the driver for a TKIP key if it requires Michael MIC
* generation in software.
* @IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_PAIRWISE: Set by mac80211, this flag indicates
* that the key is pairwise rather then a shared key.
* @IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_SW_MGMT_TX: This flag should be set by the driver for a
* CCMP key if it requires CCMP encryption of management frames (MFP) to
* be done in software.
* @IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_PUT_IV_SPACE: This flag should be set by the driver
* if space should be prepared for the IV, but the IV
* itself should not be generated. Do not set together with
* @IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_GENERATE_IV on the same key.
* @IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_RX_MGMT: This key will be used to decrypt received
* management frames. The flag can help drivers that have a hardware
* crypto implementation that doesn't deal with management frames
* properly by allowing them to not upload the keys to hardware and
* fall back to software crypto. Note that this flag deals only with
* RX, if your crypto engine can't deal with TX you can also set the
* %IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_SW_MGMT_TX flag to encrypt such frames in SW.
* @IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_GENERATE_IV_MGMT: This flag should be set by the
* driver for a CCMP key to indicate that is requires IV generation
* only for managment frames (MFP).
enum ieee80211_key_flags {
* struct ieee80211_key_conf - key information
* This key information is given by mac80211 to the driver by
* the set_key() callback in &struct ieee80211_ops.
* @hw_key_idx: To be set by the driver, this is the key index the driver
* wants to be given when a frame is transmitted and needs to be
* encrypted in hardware.
* @cipher: The key's cipher suite selector.
* @flags: key flags, see &enum ieee80211_key_flags.
* @keyidx: the key index (0-3)
* @keylen: key material length
* @key: key material. For ALG_TKIP the key is encoded as a 256-bit (32 byte)
* data block:
* - Temporal Encryption Key (128 bits)
* - Temporal Authenticator Tx MIC Key (64 bits)
* - Temporal Authenticator Rx MIC Key (64 bits)
* @icv_len: The ICV length for this key type
* @iv_len: The IV length for this key type
struct ieee80211_key_conf {
u32 cipher;
u8 icv_len;
u8 iv_len;
u8 hw_key_idx;
u8 flags;
s8 keyidx;
u8 keylen;
u8 key[0];
* struct ieee80211_cipher_scheme - cipher scheme
* This structure contains a cipher scheme information defining
* the secure packet crypto handling.
* @cipher: a cipher suite selector
* @iftype: a cipher iftype bit mask indicating an allowed cipher usage
* @hdr_len: a length of a security header used the cipher
* @pn_len: a length of a packet number in the security header
* @pn_off: an offset of pn from the beginning of the security header
* @key_idx_off: an offset of key index byte in the security header
* @key_idx_mask: a bit mask of key_idx bits
* @key_idx_shift: a bit shift needed to get key_idx
* key_idx value calculation:
* (sec_header_base[key_idx_off] & key_idx_mask) >> key_idx_shift
* @mic_len: a mic length in bytes
struct ieee80211_cipher_scheme {
u32 cipher;
u16 iftype;
u8 hdr_len;
u8 pn_len;
u8 pn_off;
u8 key_idx_off;
u8 key_idx_mask;
u8 key_idx_shift;
u8 mic_len;
* enum set_key_cmd - key command
* Used with the set_key() callback in &struct ieee80211_ops, this
* indicates whether a key is being removed or added.
* @SET_KEY: a key is set
* @DISABLE_KEY: a key must be disabled
enum set_key_cmd {
* enum ieee80211_sta_state - station state
* @IEEE80211_STA_NOTEXIST: station doesn't exist at all,
* this is a special state for add/remove transitions
* @IEEE80211_STA_NONE: station exists without special state
* @IEEE80211_STA_AUTH: station is authenticated
* @IEEE80211_STA_ASSOC: station is associated
* @IEEE80211_STA_AUTHORIZED: station is authorized (802.1X)
enum ieee80211_sta_state {
/* NOTE: These need to be ordered correctly! */
* enum ieee80211_sta_rx_bandwidth - station RX bandwidth
* @IEEE80211_STA_RX_BW_20: station can only receive 20 MHz
* @IEEE80211_STA_RX_BW_40: station can receive up to 40 MHz
* @IEEE80211_STA_RX_BW_80: station can receive up to 80 MHz
* @IEEE80211_STA_RX_BW_160: station can receive up to 160 MHz
* (including 80+80 MHz)
* Implementation note: 20 must be zero to be initialized
* correctly, the values must be sorted.
enum ieee80211_sta_rx_bandwidth {
IEEE80211_STA_RX_BW_20 = 0,
* struct ieee80211_sta_rates - station rate selection table
* @rcu_head: RCU head used for freeing the table on update
* @rate: transmit rates/flags to be used by default.
* Overriding entries per-packet is possible by using cb tx control.
struct ieee80211_sta_rates {
struct rcu_head rcu_head;
struct {
s8 idx;
u8 count;
u8 count_cts;
u8 count_rts;
u16 flags;
* struct ieee80211_sta - station table entry
* A station table entry represents a station we are possibly
* communicating with. Since stations are RCU-managed in
* mac80211, any ieee80211_sta pointer you get access to must
* either be protected by rcu_read_lock() explicitly or implicitly,
* or you must take good care to not use such a pointer after a
* call to your sta_remove callback that removed it.
* @addr: MAC address
* @aid: AID we assigned to the station if we're an AP
* @supp_rates: Bitmap of supported rates (per band)
* @ht_cap: HT capabilities of this STA; restricted to our own capabilities
* @vht_cap: VHT capabilities of this STA; restricted to our own capabilities
* @wme: indicates whether the STA supports QoS/WME.
* @drv_priv: data area for driver use, will always be aligned to
* sizeof(void *), size is determined in hw information.
* @uapsd_queues: bitmap of queues configured for uapsd. Only valid
* if wme is supported.
* @max_sp: max Service Period. Only valid if wme is supported.
* @bandwidth: current bandwidth the station can receive with
* @rx_nss: in HT/VHT, the maximum number of spatial streams the
* station can receive at the moment, changed by operating mode
* notifications and capabilities. The value is only valid after
* the station moves to associated state.
* @smps_mode: current SMPS mode (off, static or dynamic)
* @rates: rate control selection table
* @tdls: indicates whether the STA is a TDLS peer
* @tdls_initiator: indicates the STA is an initiator of the TDLS link. Only
* valid if the STA is a TDLS peer in the first place.
struct ieee80211_sta {
u32 supp_rates[IEEE80211_NUM_BANDS];
u8 addr[ETH_ALEN];
u16 aid;
struct ieee80211_sta_ht_cap ht_cap;
struct ieee80211_sta_vht_cap vht_cap;
bool wme;
u8 uapsd_queues;
u8 max_sp;
u8 rx_nss;
enum ieee80211_sta_rx_bandwidth bandwidth;
enum ieee80211_smps_mode smps_mode;
struct ieee80211_sta_rates __rcu *rates;
bool tdls;
bool tdls_initiator;
/* must be last */
u8 drv_priv[0] __aligned(sizeof(void *));
* enum sta_notify_cmd - sta notify command
* Used with the sta_notify() callback in &struct ieee80211_ops, this
* indicates if an associated station made a power state transition.
* @STA_NOTIFY_SLEEP: a station is now sleeping
* @STA_NOTIFY_AWAKE: a sleeping station woke up
enum sta_notify_cmd {
* struct ieee80211_tx_control - TX control data
* @sta: station table entry, this sta pointer may be NULL and
* it is not allowed to copy the pointer, due to RCU.
struct ieee80211_tx_control {
struct ieee80211_sta *sta;
* enum ieee80211_hw_flags - hardware flags
* These flags are used to indicate hardware capabilities to
* the stack. Generally, flags here should have their meaning
* done in a way that the simplest hardware doesn't need setting
* any particular flags. There are some exceptions to this rule,
* however, so you are advised to review these flags carefully.
* The hardware or firmware includes rate control, and cannot be
* controlled by the stack. As such, no rate control algorithm
* should be instantiated, and the TX rate reported to userspace
* will be taken from the TX status instead of the rate control
* algorithm.
* Note that this requires that the driver implement a number of
* callbacks so it has the correct information, it needs to have
* the @set_rts_threshold callback and must look at the BSS config
* @use_cts_prot for G/N protection, @use_short_slot for slot
* timing in 2.4 GHz and @use_short_preamble for preambles for
* CCK frames.
* Indicates that received frames passed to the stack include
* the FCS at the end.
* Some wireless LAN chipsets buffer broadcast/multicast frames
* for power saving stations in the hardware/firmware and others
* rely on the host system for such buffering. This option is used
* to configure the IEEE 802.11 upper layer to buffer broadcast and
* multicast frames when there are power saving stations so that
* the driver can fetch them with ieee80211_get_buffered_bc().
* Hardware is not capable of short slot operation on the 2.4 GHz band.
* Hardware is not capable of receiving frames with short preamble on
* the 2.4 GHz band.
* Hardware can provide signal values but we don't know its units. We
* expect values between 0 and @max_signal.
* If possible please provide dB or dBm instead.
* Hardware gives signal values in dBm, decibel difference from
* one milliwatt. This is the preferred method since it is standardized
* between different devices. @max_signal does not need to be set.
* Hardware supports spectrum management defined in 802.11h
* Measurement, Channel Switch, Quieting, TPC
* Hardware supports 11n A-MPDU aggregation.
* Hardware has power save support (i.e. can go to sleep).
* Hardware requires nullfunc frame handling in stack, implies
* stack support for dynamic PS.
* Hardware has support for dynamic PS.
* Hardware supports management frame protection (MFP, IEEE 802.11w).
* Hardware supports Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery
* (U-APSD) in managed mode. The mode is configured with
* conf_tx() operation.
* Hardware can provide ack status reports of Tx frames to
* the stack.
* The hardware performs its own connection monitoring, including
* periodic keep-alives to the AP and probing the AP on beacon loss.
* This device needs to get data from beacon before association (i.e.
* dtim_period).
* @IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_PER_STA_GTK: The device's crypto engine supports
* per-station GTKs as used by IBSS RSN or during fast transition. If
* the device doesn't support per-station GTKs, but can be asked not
* to decrypt group addressed frames, then IBSS RSN support is still
* possible but software crypto will be used. Advertise the wiphy flag
* only in that case.
* @IEEE80211_HW_AP_LINK_PS: When operating in AP mode the device
* autonomously manages the PS status of connected stations. When
* this flag is set mac80211 will not trigger PS mode for connected
* stations based on the PM bit of incoming frames.
* Use ieee80211_start_ps()/ieee8021_end_ps() to manually configure
* the PS mode of connected stations.
* @IEEE80211_HW_TX_AMPDU_SETUP_IN_HW: The device handles TX A-MPDU session
* setup strictly in HW. mac80211 should not attempt to do this in
* software.
* @IEEE80211_HW_WANT_MONITOR_VIF: The driver would like to be informed of
* a virtual monitor interface when monitor interfaces are the only
* active interfaces.
* @IEEE80211_HW_NO_AUTO_VIF: The driver would like for no wlanX to
* be created. It is expected user-space will create vifs as
* desired (and thus have them named as desired).
* @IEEE80211_HW_QUEUE_CONTROL: The driver wants to control per-interface
* queue mapping in order to use different queues (not just one per AC)
* for different virtual interfaces. See the doc section on HW queue
* control for more details.
* @IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_RC_TABLE: The driver supports using a rate
* selection table provided by the rate control algorithm.
* @IEEE80211_HW_P2P_DEV_ADDR_FOR_INTF: Use the P2P Device address for any
* P2P Interface. This will be honoured even if more than one interface
* is supported.
* @IEEE80211_HW_TIMING_BEACON_ONLY: Use sync timing from beacon frames
* only, to allow getting TBTT of a DTIM beacon.
* @IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_HT_CCK_RATES: Hardware supports mixing HT/CCK rates
* and can cope with CCK rates in an aggregation session (e.g. by not
* using aggregation for such frames.)
* @IEEE80211_HW_CHANCTX_STA_CSA: Support 802.11h based channel-switch (CSA)
* for a single active channel while using channel contexts. When support
* is not enabled the default action is to disconnect when getting the
* CSA frame.
* @IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_CLONED_SKBS: The driver will never modify the payload
* or tailroom of TX skbs without copying them first.
* @IEEE80211_SINGLE_HW_SCAN_ON_ALL_BANDS: The HW supports scanning on all bands
* in one command, mac80211 doesn't have to run separate scans per band.
enum ieee80211_hw_flags {
IEEE80211_HW_SIGNAL_DBM = 1<<6,
IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_PS = 1<<10,
IEEE80211_HW_MFP_CAPABLE = 1<<13,
IEEE80211_HW_NO_AUTO_VIF = 1<<15,
/* free slot */
IEEE80211_HW_AP_LINK_PS = 1<<22,
* struct ieee80211_hw - hardware information and state
* This structure contains the configuration and hardware
* information for an 802.11 PHY.
* @wiphy: This points to the &struct wiphy allocated for this
* 802.11 PHY. You must fill in the @perm_addr and @dev
* members of this structure using SET_IEEE80211_DEV()
* and SET_IEEE80211_PERM_ADDR(). Additionally, all supported
* bands (with channels, bitrates) are registered here.
* @conf: &struct ieee80211_conf, device configuration, don't use.
* @priv: pointer to private area that was allocated for driver use
* along with this structure.
* @flags: hardware flags, see &enum ieee80211_hw_flags.
* @extra_tx_headroom: headroom to reserve in each transmit skb
* for use by the driver (e.g. for transmit headers.)
* @extra_beacon_tailroom: tailroom to reserve in each beacon tx skb.
* Can be used by drivers to add extra IEs.
* @max_signal: Maximum value for signal (rssi) in RX information, used
* only when @IEEE80211_HW_SIGNAL_UNSPEC or @IEEE80211_HW_SIGNAL_DB
* @max_listen_interval: max listen interval in units of beacon interval
* that HW supports
* @queues: number of available hardware transmit queues for
* data packets. WMM/QoS requires at least four, these
* queues need to have configurable access parameters.
* @rate_control_algorithm: rate control algorithm for this hardware.
* If unset (NULL), the default algorithm will be used. Must be
* set before calling ieee80211_register_hw().
* @vif_data_size: size (in bytes) of the drv_priv data area
* within &struct ieee80211_vif.
* @sta_data_size: size (in bytes) of the drv_priv data area
* within &struct ieee80211_sta.
* @chanctx_data_size: size (in bytes) of the drv_priv data area
* within &struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf.
* @max_rates: maximum number of alternate rate retry stages the hw
* can handle.
* @max_report_rates: maximum number of alternate rate retry stages
* the hw can report back.
* @max_rate_tries: maximum number of tries for each stage
* @max_rx_aggregation_subframes: maximum buffer size (number of
* sub-frames) to be used for A-MPDU block ack receiver
* aggregation.
* This is only relevant if the device has restrictions on the
* number of subframes, if it relies on mac80211 to do reordering
* it shouldn't be set.
* @max_tx_aggregation_subframes: maximum number of subframes in an
* aggregate an HT driver will transmit, used by the peer as a
* hint to size its reorder buffer.
* @offchannel_tx_hw_queue: HW queue ID to use for offchannel TX
* (if %IEEE80211_HW_QUEUE_CONTROL is set)
* @radiotap_mcs_details: lists which MCS information can the HW
* reports, by default it is set to _MCS, _GI and _BW but doesn't
* include _FMT. Use %IEEE80211_RADIOTAP_MCS_HAVE_* values, only
* adding _BW is supported today.
* @radiotap_vht_details: lists which VHT MCS information the HW reports,
* the default is _GI | _BANDWIDTH.
* Use the %IEEE80211_RADIOTAP_VHT_KNOWN_* values.
* @netdev_features: netdev features to be set in each netdev created
* from this HW. Note only HW checksum features are currently
* compatible with mac80211. Other feature bits will be rejected.
* @uapsd_queues: This bitmap is included in (re)association frame to indicate
* for each access category if it is uAPSD trigger-enabled and delivery-
* enabled. Use IEEE80211_WMM_IE_STA_QOSINFO_AC_* to set this bitmap.
* Each bit corresponds to different AC. Value '1' in specific bit means
* that corresponding AC is both trigger- and delivery-enabled. '0' means
* neither enabled.
* @uapsd_max_sp_len: maximum number of total buffered frames the WMM AP may
* deliver to a WMM STA during any Service Period triggered by the WMM STA.
* Use IEEE80211_WMM_IE_STA_QOSINFO_SP_* for correct values.
* @n_cipher_schemes: a size of an array of cipher schemes definitions.
* @cipher_schemes: a pointer to an array of cipher scheme definitions
* supported by HW.
struct ieee80211_hw {
struct ieee80211_conf conf;
struct wiphy *wiphy;
const char *rate_control_algorithm;
void *priv;
u32 flags;
unsigned int extra_tx_headroom;
unsigned int extra_beacon_tailroom;
int vif_data_size;
int sta_data_size;
int chanctx_data_size;
u16 queues;
u16 max_listen_interval;
s8 max_signal;
u8 max_rates;
u8 max_report_rates;
u8 max_rate_tries;
u8 max_rx_aggregation_subframes;
u8 max_tx_aggregation_subframes;
u8 offchannel_tx_hw_queue;
u8 radiotap_mcs_details;
u16 radiotap_vht_details;
netdev_features_t netdev_features;
u8 uapsd_queues;
u8 uapsd_max_sp_len;
u8 n_cipher_schemes;
const struct ieee80211_cipher_scheme *cipher_schemes;
* struct ieee80211_scan_request - hw scan request
* @ies: pointers different parts of IEs (in
* @req: cfg80211 request.
struct ieee80211_scan_request {
struct ieee80211_scan_ies ies;
/* Keep last */
struct cfg80211_scan_request req;
* struct ieee80211_tdls_ch_sw_params - TDLS channel switch parameters
* @sta: peer this TDLS channel-switch request/response came from
* @chandef: channel referenced in a TDLS channel-switch request
* @action_code: see &enum ieee80211_tdls_actioncode
* @status: channel-switch response status
* @timestamp: time at which the frame was received
* @switch_time: switch-timing parameter received in the frame
* @switch_timeout: switch-timing parameter received in the frame
* @tmpl_skb: TDLS switch-channel response template
* @ch_sw_tm_ie: offset of the channel-switch timing IE inside @tmpl_skb
struct ieee80211_tdls_ch_sw_params {
struct ieee80211_sta *sta;
struct cfg80211_chan_def *chandef;
u8 action_code;
u32 status;
u32 timestamp;
u16 switch_time;
u16 switch_timeout;
struct sk_buff *tmpl_skb;
u32 ch_sw_tm_ie;
* wiphy_to_ieee80211_hw - return a mac80211 driver hw struct from a wiphy
* @wiphy: the &struct wiphy which we want to query
* mac80211 drivers can use this to get to their respective
* &struct ieee80211_hw. Drivers wishing to get to their own private
* structure can then access it via hw->priv. Note that mac802111 drivers should
* not use wiphy_priv() to try to get their private driver structure as this
* is already used internally by mac80211.
* Return: The mac80211 driver hw struct of @wiphy.
struct ieee80211_hw *wiphy_to_ieee80211_hw(struct wiphy *wiphy);
* SET_IEEE80211_DEV - set device for 802.11 hardware
* @hw: the &struct ieee80211_hw to set the device for
* @dev: the &struct device of this 802.11 device
static inline void SET_IEEE80211_DEV(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct device *dev)
set_wiphy_dev(hw->wiphy, dev);
* SET_IEEE80211_PERM_ADDR - set the permanent MAC address for 802.11 hardware
* @hw: the &struct ieee80211_hw to set the MAC address for
* @addr: the address to set
static inline void SET_IEEE80211_PERM_ADDR(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u8 *addr)
memcpy(hw->wiphy->perm_addr, addr, ETH_ALEN);
static inline struct ieee80211_rate *
ieee80211_get_tx_rate(const struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
const struct ieee80211_tx_info *c)
if (WARN_ON_ONCE(c->control.rates[0].idx < 0))
return NULL;
return &hw->wiphy->bands[c->band]->bitrates[c->control.rates[0].idx];
static inline struct ieee80211_rate *
ieee80211_get_rts_cts_rate(const struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
const struct ieee80211_tx_info *c)
if (c->control.rts_cts_rate_idx < 0)
return NULL;
return &hw->wiphy->bands[c->band]->bitrates[c->control.rts_cts_rate_idx];
static inline struct ieee80211_rate *
ieee80211_get_alt_retry_rate(const struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
const struct ieee80211_tx_info *c, int idx)
if (c->control.rates[idx + 1].idx < 0)
return NULL;
return &hw->wiphy->bands[c->band]->bitrates[c->control.rates[idx + 1].idx];
* ieee80211_free_txskb - free TX skb
* @hw: the hardware
* @skb: the skb
* Free a transmit skb. Use this funtion when some failure
* to transmit happened and thus status cannot be reported.
void ieee80211_free_txskb(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct sk_buff *skb);
* DOC: Hardware crypto acceleration
* mac80211 is capable of taking advantage of many hardware
* acceleration designs for encryption and decryption operations.
* The set_key() callback in the &struct ieee80211_ops for a given
* device is called to enable hardware acceleration of encryption and
* decryption. The callback takes a @sta parameter that will be NULL
* for default keys or keys used for transmission only, or point to
* the station information for the peer for individual keys.
* Multiple transmission keys with the same key index may be used when
* VLANs are configured for an access point.
* When transmitting, the TX control data will use the @hw_key_idx
* selected by the driver by modifying the &struct ieee80211_key_conf
* pointed to by the @key parameter to the set_key() function.
* The set_key() call for the %SET_KEY command should return 0 if
* the key is now in use, -%EOPNOTSUPP or -%ENOSPC if it couldn't be
* added; if you return 0 then hw_key_idx must be assigned to the
* hardware key index, you are free to use the full u8 range.
* When the cmd is %DISABLE_KEY then it must succeed.
* Note that it is permissible to not decrypt a frame even if a key
* for it has been uploaded to hardware, the stack will not make any
* decision based on whether a key has been uploaded or not but rather
* based on the receive flags.
* The &struct ieee80211_key_conf structure pointed to by the @key
* parameter is guaranteed to be valid until another call to set_key()
* removes it, but it can only be used as a cookie to differentiate
* keys.
* In TKIP some HW need to be provided a phase 1 key, for RX decryption
* acceleration (i.e. iwlwifi). Those drivers should provide update_tkip_key
* handler.
* The update_tkip_key() call updates the driver with the new phase 1 key.
* This happens every time the iv16 wraps around (every 65536 packets). The
* set_key() call will happen only once for each key (unless the AP did
* rekeying), it will not include a valid phase 1 key. The valid phase 1 key is
* provided by update_tkip_key only. The trigger that makes mac80211 call this
* handler is software decryption with wrap around of iv16.
* The set_default_unicast_key() call updates the default WEP key index
* configured to the hardware for WEP encryption type. This is required
* for devices that support offload of data packets (e.g. ARP responses).
* DOC: Powersave support
* mac80211 has support for various powersave implementations.
* First, it can support hardware that handles all powersaving by itself,
* such hardware should simply set the %IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_PS hardware
* flag. In that case, it will be told about the desired powersave mode
* with the %IEEE80211_CONF_PS flag depending on the association status.
* The hardware must take care of sending nullfunc frames when necessary,
* i.e. when entering and leaving powersave mode. The hardware is required
* to look at the AID in beacons and signal to the AP that it woke up when
* it finds traffic directed to it.
* %IEEE80211_CONF_PS flag enabled means that the powersave mode defined in
* IEEE 802.11-2007 section 11.2 is enabled. This is not to be confused
* with hardware wakeup and sleep states. Driver is responsible for waking
* up the hardware before issuing commands to the hardware and putting it
* back to sleep at appropriate times.
* When PS is enabled, hardware needs to wakeup for beacons and receive the
* buffered multicast/broadcast frames after the beacon. Also it must be
* possible to send frames and receive the acknowledment frame.
* Other hardware designs cannot send nullfunc frames by themselves and also
* need software support for parsing the TIM bitmap. This is also supported
* by mac80211 by combining the %IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_PS and
* %IEEE80211_HW_PS_NULLFUNC_STACK flags. The hardware is of course still
* required to pass up beacons. The hardware is still required to handle
* waking up for multicast traffic; if it cannot the driver must handle that
* as best as it can, mac80211 is too slow to do that.
* Dynamic powersave is an extension to normal powersave in which the
* hardware stays awake for a user-specified period of time after sending a
* frame so that reply frames need not be buffered and therefore delayed to
* the next wakeup. It's compromise of getting good enough latency when
* there's data traffic and still saving significantly power in idle
* periods.
* Dynamic powersave is simply supported by mac80211 enabling and disabling
* PS based on traffic. Driver needs to only set %IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_PS
* flag and mac80211 will handle everything automatically. Additionally,
* hardware having support for the dynamic PS feature may set the
* %IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_DYNAMIC_PS flag to indicate that it can support
* dynamic PS mode itself. The driver needs to look at the
* @dynamic_ps_timeout hardware configuration value and use it that value
* whenever %IEEE80211_CONF_PS is set. In this case mac80211 will disable
* dynamic PS feature in stack and will just keep %IEEE80211_CONF_PS
* enabled whenever user has enabled powersave.
* Driver informs U-APSD client support by enabling
* %IEEE80211_HW_SUPPORTS_UAPSD flag. The mode is configured through the
* uapsd parameter in conf_tx() operation. Hardware needs to send the QoS
* Nullfunc frames and stay awake until the service period has ended. To
* utilize U-APSD, dynamic powersave is disabled for voip AC and all frames
* from that AC are transmitted with powersave enabled.
* Note: U-APSD client mode is not yet supported with
* DOC: Beacon filter support
* Some hardware have beacon filter support to reduce host cpu wakeups
* which will reduce system power consumption. It usually works so that
* the firmware creates a checksum of the beacon but omits all constantly
* changing elements (TSF, TIM etc). Whenever the checksum changes the
* beacon is forwarded to the host, otherwise it will be just dropped. That
* way the host will only receive beacons where some relevant information
* (for example ERP protection or WMM settings) have changed.
* Beacon filter support is advertised with the %IEEE80211_VIF_BEACON_FILTER
* interface capability. The driver needs to enable beacon filter support
* whenever power save is enabled, that is %IEEE80211_CONF_PS is set. When
* power save is enabled, the stack will not check for beacon loss and the
* driver needs to notify about loss of beacons with ieee80211_beacon_loss().
* The time (or number of beacons missed) until the firmware notifies the
* driver of a beacon loss event (which in turn causes the driver to call
* ieee80211_beacon_loss()) should be configurable and will be controlled
* by mac80211 and the roaming algorithm in the future.
* Since there may be constantly changing information elements that nothing
* in the software stack cares about, we will, in the future, have mac80211
* tell the driver which information elements are interesting in the sense
* that we want to see changes in them. This will include
* - a list of information element IDs
* - a list of OUIs for the vendor information element
* Ideally, the hardware would filter out any beacons without changes in the
* requested elements, but if it cannot support that it may, at the expense
* of some efficiency, filter out only a subset. For example, if the device
* doesn't support checking for OUIs it should pass up all changes in all
* vendor information elements.
* Note that change, for the sake of simplification, also includes information
* elements appearing or disappearing from the beacon.
* Some hardware supports an "ignore list" instead, just make sure nothing
* that was requested is on the ignore list, and include commonly changing
* information element IDs in the ignore list, for example 11 (BSS load) and
* the various vendor-assigned IEs with unknown contents (128, 129, 133-136,
* 149, 150, 155, 156, 173, 176, 178, 179, 219); for forward compatibility
* it could also include some currently unused IDs.
* In addition to these capabilities, hardware should support notifying the
* host of changes in the beacon RSSI. This is relevant to implement roaming
* when no traffic is flowing (when traffic is flowing we see the RSSI of
* the received data packets). This can consist in notifying the host when
* the RSSI changes significantly or when it drops below or rises above
* configurable thresholds. In the future these thresholds will also be
* configured by mac80211 (which gets them from userspace) to implement
* them as the roaming algorithm requires.
* If the hardware cannot implement this, the driver should ask it to
* periodically pass beacon frames to the host so that software can do the
* signal strength threshold checking.
* DOC: Spatial multiplexing power save
* SMPS (Spatial multiplexing power save) is a mechanism to conserve
* power in an 802.11n implementation. For details on the mechanism
* and rationale, please refer to 802.11 (as amended by 802.11n-2009)
* "11.2.3 SM power save".
* The mac80211 implementation is capable of sending action frames
* to update the AP about the station's SMPS mode, and will instruct
* the driver to enter the specific mode. It will also announce the
* requested SMPS mode during the association handshake. Hardware
* support for this feature is required, and can be indicated by
* hardware flags.
* The default mode will be "automatic", which nl80211/cfg80211
* defines to be dynamic SMPS in (regular) powersave, and SMPS
* turned off otherwise.
* To support this feature, the driver must set the appropriate
* hardware support flags, and handle the SMPS flag to the config()
* operation. It will then with this mechanism be instructed to
* enter the requested SMPS mode while associated to an HT AP.
* DOC: Frame filtering
* mac80211 requires to see many management frames for proper
* operation, and users may want to see many more frames when
* in monitor mode. However, for best CPU usage and power consumption,
* having as few frames as possible percolate through the stack is
* desirable. Hence, the hardware should filter as much as possible.
* To achieve this, mac80211 uses filter flags (see below) to tell
* the driver's configure_filter() function which frames should be
* passed to mac80211 and which should be filtered out.
* Before configure_filter() is invoked, the prepare_multicast()
* callback is invoked with the parameters @mc_count and @mc_list
* for the combined multicast address list of all virtual interfaces.
* It's use is optional, and it returns a u64 that is passed to
* configure_filter(). Additionally, configure_filter() has the
* arguments @changed_flags telling which flags were changed and
* @total_flags with the new flag states.
* If your device has no multicast address filters your driver will
* need to check both the %FIF_ALLMULTI flag and the @mc_count
* parameter to see whether multicast frames should be accepted
* or dropped.
* All unsupported flags in @total_flags must be cleared.
* Hardware does not support a flag if it is incapable of _passing_
* the frame to the stack. Otherwise the driver must ignore
* the flag, but not clear it.
* You must _only_ clear the flag (announce no support for the
* flag to mac80211) if you are not able to pass the packet type
* to the stack (so the hardware always filters it).
* So for example, you should clear @FIF_CONTROL, if your hardware
* always filters control frames. If your hardware always passes
* control frames to the kernel and is incapable of filtering them,
* you do _not_ clear the @FIF_CONTROL flag.
* This rule applies to all other FIF flags as well.
* DOC: AP support for powersaving clients
* In order to implement AP and P2P GO modes, mac80211 has support for
* client powersaving, both "legacy" PS (PS-Poll/null data) and uAPSD.
* There currently is no support for sAPSD.
* There is one assumption that mac80211 makes, namely that a client
* will not poll with PS-Poll and trigger with uAPSD at the same time.
* Both are supported, and both can be used by the same client, but
* they can't be used concurrently by the same client. This simplifies
* the driver code.
* The first thing to keep in mind is that there is a flag for complete
* driver implementation: %IEEE80211_HW_AP_LINK_PS. If this flag is set,
* mac80211 expects the driver to handle most of the state machine for
* powersaving clients and will ignore the PM bit in incoming frames.
* Drivers then use ieee80211_sta_ps_transition() to inform mac80211 of
* stations' powersave transitions. In this mode, mac80211 also doesn't
* handle PS-Poll/uAPSD.
* In the mode without %IEEE80211_HW_AP_LINK_PS, mac80211 will check the
* PM bit in incoming frames for client powersave transitions. When a
* station goes to sleep, we will stop transmitting to it. There is,
* however, a race condition: a station might go to sleep while there is
* data buffered on hardware queues. If the device has support for this
* it will reject frames, and the driver should give the frames back to
* mac80211 with the %IEEE80211_TX_STAT_TX_FILTERED flag set which will
* cause mac80211 to retry the frame when the station wakes up. The
* driver is also notified of powersave transitions by calling its
* @sta_notify callback.
* When the station is asleep, it has three choices: it can wake up,
* it can PS-Poll, or it can possibly start a uAPSD service period.
* Waking up is implemented by simply transmitting all buffered (and
* filtered) frames to the station. This is the easiest case. When
* the station sends a PS-Poll or a uAPSD trigger frame, mac80211
* will inform the driver of this with the @allow_buffered_frames
* callback; this callback is optional. mac80211 will then transmit
* the frames as usual and set the %IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_PS_BUFFER
* on each frame. The last frame in the service period (or the only
* response to a PS-Poll) also has %IEEE80211_TX_STATUS_EOSP set to
* indicate that it ends the service period; as this frame must have
* TX status report it also sets %IEEE80211_TX_CTL_REQ_TX_STATUS.
* When TX status is reported for this frame, the service period is
* marked has having ended and a new one can be started by the peer.
* Additionally, non-bufferable MMPDUs can also be transmitted by
* mac80211 with the %IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_PS_BUFFER set in them.
* Another race condition can happen on some devices like iwlwifi
* when there are frames queued for the station and it wakes up
* or polls; the frames that are already queued could end up being
* transmitted first instead, causing reordering and/or wrong
* processing of the EOSP. The cause is that allowing frames to be
* transmitted to a certain station is out-of-band communication to
* the device. To allow this problem to be solved, the driver can
* call ieee80211_sta_block_awake() if frames are buffered when it
* is notified that the station went to sleep. When all these frames
* have been filtered (see above), it must call the function again
* to indicate that the station is no longer blocked.
* If the driver buffers frames in the driver for aggregation in any
* way, it must use the ieee80211_sta_set_buffered() call when it is
* notified of the station going to sleep to inform mac80211 of any
* TIDs that have frames buffered. Note that when a station wakes up
* this information is reset (hence the requirement to call it when
* informed of the station going to sleep). Then, when a service
* period starts for any reason, @release_buffered_frames is called
* with the number of frames to be released and which TIDs they are
* to come from. In this case, the driver is responsible for setting
* the EOSP (for uAPSD) and MORE_DATA bits in the released frames,
* to help the @more_data parameter is passed to tell the driver if
* there is more data on other TIDs -- the TIDs to release frames
* from are ignored since mac80211 doesn't know how many frames the
* buffers for those TIDs contain.
* If the driver also implement GO mode, where absence periods may
* shorten service periods (or abort PS-Poll responses), it must
* filter those response frames except in the case of frames that
* are buffered in the driver -- those must remain buffered to avoid
* reordering. Because it is possible that no frames are released
* in this case, the driver must call ieee80211_sta_eosp()
* to indicate to mac80211 that the service period ended anyway.
* Finally, if frames from multiple TIDs are released from mac80211
* but the driver might reorder them, it must clear & set the flags
* appropriately (only the last frame may have %IEEE80211_TX_STATUS_EOSP)
* and also take care of the EOSP and MORE_DATA bits in the frame.
* The driver may also use ieee80211_sta_eosp() in this case.
* Note that if the driver ever buffers frames other than QoS-data
* frames, it must take care to never send a non-QoS-data frame as
* the last frame in a service period, adding a QoS-nulldata frame
* after a non-QoS-data frame if needed.
* DOC: HW queue control
* Before HW queue control was introduced, mac80211 only had a single static
* assignment of per-interface AC software queues to hardware queues. This
* was problematic for a few reasons:
* 1) off-channel transmissions might get stuck behind other frames
* 2) multiple virtual interfaces couldn't be handled correctly
* 3) after-DTIM frames could get stuck behind other frames
* To solve this, hardware typically uses multiple different queues for all
* the different usages, and this needs to be propagated into mac80211 so it
* won't have the same problem with the software queues.
* Therefore, mac80211 now offers the %IEEE80211_HW_QUEUE_CONTROL capability
* flag that tells it that the driver implements its own queue control. To do
* so, the driver will set up the various queues in each &struct ieee80211_vif
* and the offchannel queue in &struct ieee80211_hw. In response, mac80211 will
* use those queue IDs in the hw_queue field of &struct ieee80211_tx_info and
* if necessary will queue the frame on the right software queue that mirrors
* the hardware queue.
* Additionally, the driver has to then use these HW queue IDs for the queue
* management functions (ieee80211_stop_queue() et al.)
* The driver is free to set up the queue mappings as needed, multiple virtual
* interfaces may map to the same hardware queues if needed. The setup has to
* happen during add_interface or change_interface callbacks. For example, a
* driver supporting station+station and station+AP modes might decide to have
* 10 hardware queues to handle different scenarios:
* 4 AC HW queues for 1st vif: 0, 1, 2, 3
* 4 AC HW queues for 2nd vif: 4, 5, 6, 7
* after-DTIM queue for AP: 8
* off-channel queue: 9
* It would then set up the hardware like this:
* hw.offchannel_tx_hw_queue = 9
* and the first virtual interface that is added as follows:
* vif.hw_queue[IEEE80211_AC_VO] = 0
* vif.hw_queue[IEEE80211_AC_VI] = 1
* vif.hw_queue[IEEE80211_AC_BE] = 2
* vif.hw_queue[IEEE80211_AC_BK] = 3
* vif.cab_queue = 8 // if AP mode, otherwise %IEEE80211_INVAL_HW_QUEUE
* and the second virtual interface with 4-7.
* If queue 6 gets full, for example, mac80211 would only stop the second
* virtual interface's BE queue since virtual interface queues are per AC.
* Note that the vif.cab_queue value should be set to %IEEE80211_INVAL_HW_QUEUE
* whenever the queue is not used (i.e. the interface is not in AP mode) if the
* queue could potentially be shared since mac80211 will look at cab_queue when
* a queue is stopped/woken even if the interface is not in AP mode.
* enum ieee80211_filter_flags - hardware filter flags
* These flags determine what the filter in hardware should be
* programmed to let through and what should not be passed to the
* stack. It is always safe to pass more frames than requested,
* but this has negative impact on power consumption.
* @FIF_PROMISC_IN_BSS: promiscuous mode within your BSS,
* think of the BSS as your network segment and then this corresponds
* to the regular ethernet device promiscuous mode.
* @FIF_ALLMULTI: pass all multicast frames, this is used if requested
* by the user or if the hardware is not capable of filtering by
* multicast address.
* @FIF_FCSFAIL: pass frames with failed FCS (but you need to set the
* @FIF_PLCPFAIL: pass frames with failed PLCP CRC (but you need to set
* the %RX_FLAG_FAILED_PLCP_CRC for them
* @FIF_BCN_PRBRESP_PROMISC: This flag is set during scanning to indicate
* to the hardware that it should not filter beacons or probe responses
* by BSSID. Filtering them can greatly reduce the amount of processing
* mac80211 needs to do and the amount of CPU wakeups, so you should
* honour this flag if possible.
* @FIF_CONTROL: pass control frames (except for PS Poll), if PROMISC_IN_BSS
* is not set then only those addressed to this station.
* @FIF_OTHER_BSS: pass frames destined to other BSSes
* @FIF_PSPOLL: pass PS Poll frames, if PROMISC_IN_BSS is not set then only
* those addressed to this station.
* @FIF_PROBE_REQ: pass probe request frames
enum ieee80211_filter_flags {
FIF_PSPOLL = 1<<7,
* enum ieee80211_ampdu_mlme_action - A-MPDU actions
* These flags are used with the ampdu_action() callback in
* &struct ieee80211_ops to indicate which action is needed.
* Note that drivers MUST be able to deal with a TX aggregation
* session being stopped even before they OK'ed starting it by
* calling ieee80211_start_tx_ba_cb_irqsafe, because the peer
* might receive the addBA frame and send a delBA right away!
* @IEEE80211_AMPDU_RX_START: start RX aggregation
* @IEEE80211_AMPDU_RX_STOP: stop RX aggregation
* @IEEE80211_AMPDU_TX_START: start TX aggregation
* @IEEE80211_AMPDU_TX_OPERATIONAL: TX aggregation has become operational
* @IEEE80211_AMPDU_TX_STOP_CONT: stop TX aggregation but continue transmitting
* queued packets, now unaggregated. After all packets are transmitted the
* driver has to call ieee80211_stop_tx_ba_cb_irqsafe().
* @IEEE80211_AMPDU_TX_STOP_FLUSH: stop TX aggregation and flush all packets,
* called when the station is removed. There's no need or reason to call
* ieee80211_stop_tx_ba_cb_irqsafe() in this case as mac80211 assumes the
* session is gone and removes the station.
* @IEEE80211_AMPDU_TX_STOP_FLUSH_CONT: called when TX aggregation is stopped
* but the driver hasn't called ieee80211_stop_tx_ba_cb_irqsafe() yet and
* now the connection is dropped and the station will be removed. Drivers
* should clean up and drop remaining packets when this is called.
enum ieee80211_ampdu_mlme_action {
* enum ieee80211_frame_release_type - frame release reason
* @IEEE80211_FRAME_RELEASE_PSPOLL: frame released for PS-Poll
* @IEEE80211_FRAME_RELEASE_UAPSD: frame(s) released due to
* frame received on trigger-enabled AC
enum ieee80211_frame_release_type {
* enum ieee80211_rate_control_changed - flags to indicate what changed
* @IEEE80211_RC_BW_CHANGED: The bandwidth that can be used to transmit
* to this station changed. The actual bandwidth is in the station
* information -- for HT20/40 the IEEE80211_HT_CAP_SUP_WIDTH_20_40
* flag changes, for HT and VHT the bandwidth field changes.
* @IEEE80211_RC_SMPS_CHANGED: The SMPS state of the station changed.
* @IEEE80211_RC_SUPP_RATES_CHANGED: The supported rate set of this peer
* changed (in IBSS mode) due to discovering more information about
* the peer.
* @IEEE80211_RC_NSS_CHANGED: N_SS (number of spatial streams) was changed
* by the peer
enum ieee80211_rate_control_changed {
* enum ieee80211_roc_type - remain on channel type
* With the support for multi channel contexts and multi channel operations,
* remain on channel operations might be limited/deferred/aborted by other
* flows/operations which have higher priority (and vise versa).
* Specifying the ROC type can be used by devices to prioritize the ROC
* operations compared to other operations/flows.
* @IEEE80211_ROC_TYPE_NORMAL: There are no special requirements for this ROC.
* @IEEE80211_ROC_TYPE_MGMT_TX: The remain on channel request is required
* for sending managment frames offchannel.
enum ieee80211_roc_type {
* enum ieee80211_reconfig_complete_type - reconfig type
* This enum is used by the reconfig_complete() callback to indicate what
* reconfiguration type was completed.
* @IEEE80211_RECONFIG_TYPE_RESTART: hw restart type
* (also due to resume() callback returning 1)
* @IEEE80211_RECONFIG_TYPE_SUSPEND: suspend type (regardless
* of wowlan configuration)
enum ieee80211_reconfig_type {
* struct ieee80211_ops - callbacks from mac80211 to the driver
* This structure contains various callbacks that the driver may
* handle or, in some cases, must handle, for example to configure
* the hardware to a new channel or to transmit a frame.
* @tx: Handler that 802.11 module calls for each transmitted frame.
* skb contains the buffer starting from the IEEE 802.11 header.
* The low-level driver should send the frame out based on
* configuration in the TX control data. This handler should,
* preferably, never fail and stop queues appropriately.
* Must be atomic.
* @start: Called before the first netdevice attached to the hardware
* is enabled. This should turn on the hardware and must turn on
* frame reception (for possibly enabled monitor interfaces.)
* Returns negative error codes, these may be seen in userspace,
* or zero.
* When the device is started it should not have a MAC address
* to avoid acknowledging frames before a non-monitor device
* is added.
* Must be implemented and can sleep.
* @stop: Called after last netdevice attached to the hardware
* is disabled. This should turn off the hardware (at least
* it must turn off frame reception.)
* May be called right after add_interface if that rejects
* an interface. If you added any work onto the mac80211 workqueue
* you should ensure to cancel it on this callback.
* Must be implemented and can sleep.
* @suspend: Suspend the device; mac80211 itself will quiesce before and
* stop transmitting and doing any other configuration, and then
* ask the device to suspend. This is only invoked when WoWLAN is
* configured, otherwise the device is deconfigured completely and
* reconfigured at resume time.
* The driver may also impose special conditions under which it
* wants to use the "normal" suspend (deconfigure), say if it only
* supports WoWLAN when the device is associated. In this case, it
* must return 1 from this function.
* @resume: If WoWLAN was configured, this indicates that mac80211 is
* now resuming its operation, after this the device must be fully
* functional again. If this returns an error, the only way out is
* to also unregister the device. If it returns 1, then mac80211
* will also go through the regular complete restart on resume.
* @set_wakeup: Enable or disable wakeup when WoWLAN configuration is
* modified. The reason is that device_set_wakeup_enable() is
* supposed to be called when the configuration changes, not only
* in suspend().
* @add_interface: Called when a netdevice attached to the hardware is
* enabled. Because it is not called for monitor mode devices, @start
* and @stop must be implemented.
* The driver should perform any initialization it needs before
* the device can be enabled. The initial configuration for the
* interface is given in the conf parameter.
* The callback may refuse to add an interface by returning a
* negative error code (which will be seen in userspace.)
* Must be implemented and can sleep.
* @change_interface: Called when a netdevice changes type. This callback
* is optional, but only if it is supported can interface types be
* switched while the interface is UP. The callback may sleep.
* Note that while an interface is being switched, it will not be
* found by the interface iteration callbacks.
* @remove_interface: Notifies a driver that an interface is going down.
* The @stop callback is called after this if it is the last interface
* and no monitor interfaces are present.
* When all interfaces are removed, the MAC address in the hardware
* must be cleared so the device no longer acknowledges packets,
* the mac_addr member of the conf structure is, however, set to the
* MAC address of the device going away.
* Hence, this callback must be implemented. It can sleep.
* @config: Handler for configuration requests. IEEE 802.11 code calls this
* function to change hardware configuration, e.g., channel.
* This function should never fail but returns a negative error code
* if it does. The callback can sleep.
* @bss_info_changed: Handler for configuration requests related to BSS
* parameters that may vary during BSS's lifespan, and may affect low
* level driver (e.g. assoc/disassoc status, erp parameters).
* This function should not be used if no BSS has been set, unless
* for association indication. The @changed parameter indicates which
* of the bss parameters has changed when a call is made. The callback
* can sleep.
* @prepare_multicast: Prepare for multicast filter configuration.
* This callback is optional, and its return value is passed
* to configure_filter(). This callback must be atomic.
* @configure_filter: Configure the device's RX filter.
* See the section "Frame filtering" for more information.
* This callback must be implemented and can sleep.
* @set_tim: Set TIM bit. mac80211 calls this function when a TIM bit
* must be set or cleared for a given STA. Must be atomic.
* @set_key: See the section "Hardware crypto acceleration"
* This callback is only called between add_interface and
* remove_interface calls, i.e. while the given virtual interface
* is enabled.
* Returns a negative error code if the key can't be added.
* The callback can sleep.
* @update_tkip_key: See the section "Hardware crypto acceleration"
* This callback will be called in the context of Rx. Called for drivers
* which set IEEE80211_KEY_FLAG_TKIP_REQ_RX_P1_KEY.
* The callback must be atomic.
* @set_rekey_data: If the device supports GTK rekeying, for example while the
* host is suspended, it can assign this callback to retrieve the data
* necessary to do GTK rekeying, this is the KEK, KCK and replay counter.
* After rekeying was done it should (for example during resume) notify
* userspace of the new replay counter using ieee80211_gtk_rekey_notify().
* @set_default_unicast_key: Set the default (unicast) key index, useful for
* WEP when the device sends data packets autonomously, e.g. for ARP
* offloading. The index can be 0-3, or -1 for unsetting it.
* @hw_scan: Ask the hardware to service the scan request, no need to start
* the scan state machine in stack. The scan must honour the channel
* configuration done by the regulatory agent in the wiphy's
* registered bands. The hardware (or the driver) needs to make sure
* that power save is disabled.
* The @req ie/ie_len members are rewritten by mac80211 to contain the
* entire IEs after the SSID, so that drivers need not look at these
* at all but just send them after the SSID -- mac80211 includes the
* (extended) supported rates and HT information (where applicable).
* When the scan finishes, ieee80211_scan_completed() must be called;
* note that it also must be called when the scan cannot finish due to
* any error unless this callback returned a negative error code.
* The callback can sleep.
* @cancel_hw_scan: Ask the low-level tp cancel the active hw scan.
* The driver should ask the hardware to cancel the scan (if possible),
* but the scan will be completed only after the driver will call
* ieee80211_scan_completed().
* This callback is needed for wowlan, to prevent enqueueing a new
* scan_work after the low-level driver was already suspended.
* The callback can sleep.
* @sched_scan_start: Ask the hardware to start scanning repeatedly at
* specific intervals. The driver must call the
* ieee80211_sched_scan_results() function whenever it finds results.
* This process will continue until sched_scan_stop is called.
* @sched_scan_stop: Tell the hardware to stop an ongoing scheduled scan.
* In this case, ieee80211_sched_scan_stopped() must not be called.
* @sw_scan_start: Notifier function that is called just before a software scan
* is started. Can be NULL, if the driver doesn't need this notification.
* The mac_addr parameter allows supporting NL80211_SCAN_FLAG_RANDOM_ADDR,
* the driver may set the NL80211_FEATURE_SCAN_RANDOM_MAC_ADDR flag if it
* can use this parameter. The callback can sleep.
* @sw_scan_complete: Notifier function that is called just after a
* software scan finished. Can be NULL, if the driver doesn't need
* this notification.
* The callback can sleep.
* @get_stats: Return low-level statistics.
* Returns zero if statistics are available.
* The callback can sleep.
* @get_tkip_seq: If your device implements TKIP encryption in hardware this
* callback should be provided to read the TKIP transmit IVs (both IV32
* and IV16) for the given key from hardware.
* The callback must be atomic.
* @set_frag_threshold: Configuration of fragmentation threshold. Assign this
* if the device does fragmentation by itself; if this callback is
* implemented then the stack will not do fragmentation.
* The callback can sleep.
* @set_rts_threshold: Configuration of RTS threshold (if device needs it)
* The callback can sleep.
* @sta_add: Notifies low level driver about addition of an associated station,
* AP, IBSS/WDS/mesh peer etc. This callback can sleep.
* @sta_remove: Notifies low level driver about removal of an associated
* station, AP, IBSS/WDS/mesh peer etc. Note that after the callback
* returns it isn't safe to use the pointer, not even RCU protected;
* no RCU grace period is guaranteed between returning here and freeing
* the station. See @sta_pre_rcu_remove if needed.
* This callback can sleep.
* @sta_add_debugfs: Drivers can use this callback to add debugfs files
* when a station is added to mac80211's station list. This callback
* and @sta_remove_debugfs should be within a CONFIG_MAC80211_DEBUGFS
* conditional. This callback can sleep.
* @sta_remove_debugfs: Remove the debugfs files which were added using
* @sta_add_debugfs. This callback can sleep.
* @sta_notify: Notifies low level driver about power state transition of an
* associated station, AP, IBSS/WDS/mesh peer etc. For a VIF operating
* in AP mode, this callback will not be called when the flag
* %IEEE80211_HW_AP_LINK_PS is set. Must be atomic.
* @sta_state: Notifies low level driver about state transition of a
* station (which can be the AP, a client, IBSS/WDS/mesh peer etc.)
* This callback is mutually exclusive with @sta_add/@sta_remove.
* It must not fail for down transitions but may fail for transitions
* up the list of states. Also note that after the callback returns it
* isn't safe to use the pointer, not even RCU protected - no RCU grace
* period is guaranteed between returning here and freeing the station.
* See @sta_pre_rcu_remove if needed.
* The callback can sleep.
* @sta_pre_rcu_remove: Notify driver about station removal before RCU
* synchronisation. This is useful if a driver needs to have station
* pointers protected using RCU, it can then use this call to clear
* the pointers instead of waiting for an RCU grace period to elapse
* in @sta_state.
* The callback can sleep.
* @sta_rc_update: Notifies the driver of changes to the bitrates that can be
* used to transmit to the station. The changes are advertised with bits
* from &enum ieee80211_rate_control_changed and the values are reflected
* in the station data. This callback should only be used when the driver
* uses hardware rate control (%IEEE80211_HW_HAS_RATE_CONTROL) since
* otherwise the rate control algorithm is notified directly.
* Must be atomic.
* @sta_rate_tbl_update: Notifies the driver that the rate table changed. This
* is only used if the configured rate control algorithm actually uses
* the new rate table API, and is therefore optional. Must be atomic.
* @conf_tx: Configure TX queue parameters (EDCF (aifs, cw_min, cw_max),
* bursting) for a hardware TX queue.
* Returns a negative error code on failure.
* The callback can sleep.
* @get_tsf: Get the current TSF timer value from firmware/hardware. Currently,
* this is only used for IBSS mode BSSID merging and debugging. Is not a
* required function.
* The callback can sleep.
* @set_tsf: Set the TSF timer to the specified value in the firmware/hardware.
* Currently, this is only used for IBSS mode debugging. Is not a
* required function.
* The callback can sleep.
* @reset_tsf: Reset the TSF timer and allow firmware/hardware to synchronize
* with other STAs in the IBSS. This is only used in IBSS mode. This
* function is optional if the firmware/hardware takes full care of
* TSF synchronization.
* The callback can sleep.
* @tx_last_beacon: Determine whether the last IBSS beacon was sent by us.
* This is needed only for IBSS mode and the result of this function is
* used to determine whether to reply to Probe Requests.
* Returns non-zero if this device sent the last beacon.
* The callback can sleep.
* @ampdu_action: Perform a certain A-MPDU action
* The RA/TID combination determines the destination and TID we want
* the ampdu action to be performed for. The action is defined through
* ieee80211_ampdu_mlme_action. Starting sequence number (@ssn)
* is the first frame we expect to perform the action on. Notice
* that TX/RX_STOP can pass NULL for this parameter.
* The @buf_size parameter is only valid when the action is set to
* %IEEE80211_AMPDU_TX_OPERATIONAL and indicates the peer's reorder
* buffer size (number of subframes) for this session -- the driver
* may neither send aggregates containing more subframes than this
* nor send aggregates in a way that lost frames would exceed the
* buffer size. If just limiting the aggregate size, this would be
* possible with a buf_size of 8:
* - TX: 1.....7
* - RX: 2....7 (lost frame #1)
* - TX: 8..1...
* which is invalid since #1 was now re-transmitted well past the
* buffer size of 8. Correct ways to retransmit #1 would be:
* - TX: 1 or 18 or 81
* Even "189" would be wrong since 1 could be lost again.
* Returns a negative error code on failure.
* The callback can sleep.
* @get_survey: Return per-channel survey information
* @rfkill_poll: Poll rfkill hardware state. If you need this, you also
* need to set wiphy->rfkill_poll to %true before registration,
* and need to call wiphy_rfkill_set_hw_state() in the callback.
* The callback can sleep.
* @set_coverage_class: Set slot time for given coverage class as specified
* in IEEE 802.11-2007 section and modify ACK timeout
* accordingly; coverage class equals to -1 to enable ACK timeout
* estimation algorithm (dynack). To disable dynack set valid value for
* coverage class. This callback is not required and may sleep.
* @testmode_cmd: Implement a cfg80211 test mode command. The passed @vif may
* be %NULL. The callback can sleep.
* @testmode_dump: Implement a cfg80211 test mode dump. The callback can sleep.
* @flush: Flush all pending frames from the hardware queue, making sure
* that the hardware queues are empty. The @queues parameter is a bitmap
* of queues to flush, which is useful if different virtual interfaces
* use different hardware queues; it may also indicate all queues.
* If the parameter @drop is set to %true, pending frames may be dropped.
* Note that vif can be NULL.
* The callback can sleep.
* @channel_switch: Drivers that need (or want) to offload the channel
* switch operation for CSAs received from the AP may implement this
* callback. They must then call ieee80211_chswitch_done() to indicate
* completion of the channel switch.
* @set_antenna: Set antenna configuration (tx_ant, rx_ant) on the device.
* Parameters are bitmaps of allowed antennas to use for TX/RX. Drivers may
* reject TX/RX mask combinations they cannot support by returning -EINVAL
* (also see nl80211.h @NL80211_ATTR_WIPHY_ANTENNA_TX).
* @get_antenna: Get current antenna configuration from device (tx_ant, rx_ant).
* @remain_on_channel: Starts an off-channel period on the given channel, must
* call back to ieee80211_ready_on_channel() when on that channel. Note
* that normal channel traffic is not stopped as this is intended for hw
* offload. Frames to transmit on the off-channel channel are transmitted
* normally except for the %IEEE80211_TX_CTL_TX_OFFCHAN flag. When the
* duration (which will always be non-zero) expires, the driver must call
* ieee80211_remain_on_channel_expired().
* Note that this callback may be called while the device is in IDLE and
* must be accepted in this case.
* This callback may sleep.
* @cancel_remain_on_channel: Requests that an ongoing off-channel period is
* aborted before it expires. This callback may sleep.
* @set_ringparam: Set tx and rx ring sizes.
* @get_ringparam: Get tx and rx ring current and maximum sizes.
* @tx_frames_pending: Check if there is any pending frame in the hardware
* queues before entering power save.
* @set_bitrate_mask: Set a mask of rates to be used for rate control selection
* when transmitting a frame. Currently only legacy rates are handled.
* The callback can sleep.
* @rssi_callback: Notify driver when the average RSSI goes above/below
* thresholds that were registered previously. The callback can sleep.
* @release_buffered_frames: Release buffered frames according to the given
* parameters. In the case where the driver buffers some frames for
* sleeping stations mac80211 will use this callback to tell the driver
* to release some frames, either for PS-poll or uAPSD.
* Note that if the @more_data parameter is %false the driver must check
* if there are more frames on the given TIDs, and if there are more than
* the frames being released then it must still set the more-data bit in
* the frame. If the @more_data parameter is %true, then of course the
* more-data bit must always be set.
* The @tids parameter tells the driver which TIDs to release frames
* from, for PS-poll it will always have only a single bit set.
* In the case this is used for a PS-poll initiated release, the
* @num_frames parameter will always be 1 so code can be shared. In
* this case the driver must also set %IEEE80211_TX_STATUS_EOSP flag
* on the TX status (and must report TX status) so that the PS-poll
* period is properly ended. This is used to avoid sending multiple
* responses for a retried PS-poll frame.
* In the case this is used for uAPSD, the @num_frames parameter may be
* bigger than one, but the driver may send fewer frames (it must send
* at least one, however). In this case it is also responsible for
* setting the EOSP flag in the QoS header of the frames. Also, when the
* service period ends, the driver must set %IEEE80211_TX_STATUS_EOSP
* on the last frame in the SP. Alternatively, it may call the function
* ieee80211_sta_eosp() to inform mac80211 of the end of the SP.
* This callback must be atomic.
* @allow_buffered_frames: Prepare device to allow the given number of frames
* to go out to the given station. The frames will be sent by mac80211
* via the usual TX path after this call. The TX information for frames
* released will also have the %IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_PS_BUFFER flag set
* and the last one will also have %IEEE80211_TX_STATUS_EOSP set. In case
* frames from multiple TIDs are released and the driver might reorder
* them between the TIDs, it must set the %IEEE80211_TX_STATUS_EOSP flag
* on the last frame and clear it on all others and also handle the EOSP
* bit in the QoS header correctly. Alternatively, it can also call the
* ieee80211_sta_eosp() function.
* The @tids parameter is a bitmap and tells the driver which TIDs the
* frames will be on; it will at most have two bits set.
* This callback must be atomic.
* @get_et_sset_count: Ethtool API to get string-set count.
* @get_et_stats: Ethtool API to get a set of u64 stats.
* @get_et_strings: Ethtool API to get a set of strings to describe stats
* and perhaps other supported types of ethtool data-sets.
* @get_rssi: Get current signal strength in dBm, the function is optional
* and can sleep.
* @mgd_prepare_tx: Prepare for transmitting a management frame for association
* before associated. In multi-channel scenarios, a virtual interface is
* bound to a channel before it is associated, but as it isn't associated
* yet it need not necessarily be given airtime, in particular since any
* transmission to a P2P GO needs to be synchronized against the GO's
* powersave state. mac80211 will call this function before transmitting a
* management frame prior to having successfully associated to allow the
* driver to give it channel time for the transmission, to get a response
* and to be able to synchronize with the GO.
* The callback will be called before each transmission and upon return
* mac80211 will transmit the frame right away.
* The callback is optional and can (should!) sleep.
* @mgd_protect_tdls_discover: Protect a TDLS discovery session. After sending
* a TDLS discovery-request, we expect a reply to arrive on the AP's
* channel. We must stay on the channel (no PSM, scan, etc.), since a TDLS
* setup-response is a direct packet not buffered by the AP.
* mac80211 will call this function just before the transmission of a TDLS
* discovery-request. The recommended period of protection is at least
* 2 * (DTIM period).
* The callback is optional and can sleep.
* @add_chanctx: Notifies device driver about new channel context creation.
* @remove_chanctx: Notifies device driver about channel context destruction.
* @change_chanctx: Notifies device driver about channel context changes that
* may happen when combining different virtual interfaces on the same
* channel context with different settings
* @assign_vif_chanctx: Notifies device driver about channel context being bound
* to vif. Possible use is for hw queue remapping.
* @unassign_vif_chanctx: Notifies device driver about channel context being
* unbound from vif.
* @switch_vif_chanctx: switch a number of vifs from one chanctx to
* another, as specified in the list of
* @ieee80211_vif_chanctx_switch passed to the driver, according
* to the mode defined in &ieee80211_chanctx_switch_mode.
* @start_ap: Start operation on the AP interface, this is called after all the
* information in bss_conf is set and beacon can be retrieved. A channel
* context is bound before this is called. Note that if the driver uses
* software scan or ROC, this (and @stop_ap) isn't called when the AP is
* just "paused" for scanning/ROC, which is indicated by the beacon being
* disabled/enabled via @bss_info_changed.
* @stop_ap: Stop operation on the AP interface.
* @reconfig_complete: Called after a call to ieee80211_restart_hw() and
* during resume, when the reconfiguration has completed.
* This can help the driver implement the reconfiguration step (and
* indicate mac80211 is ready to receive frames).
* This callback may sleep.
* @ipv6_addr_change: IPv6 address assignment on the given interface changed.
* Currently, this is only called for managed or P2P client interfaces.
* This callback is optional; it must not sleep.
* @channel_switch_beacon: Starts a channel switch to a new channel.
* Beacons are modified to include CSA or ECSA IEs before calling this
* function. The corresponding count fields in these IEs must be
* decremented, and when they reach 1 the driver must call
* ieee80211_csa_finish(). Drivers which use ieee80211_beacon_get()
* get the csa counter decremented by mac80211, but must check if it is
* 1 using ieee80211_csa_is_complete() after the beacon has been
* transmitted and then call ieee80211_csa_finish().
* If the CSA count starts as zero or 1, this function will not be called,
* since there won't be any time to beacon before the switch anyway.
* @pre_channel_switch: This is an optional callback that is called
* before a channel switch procedure is started (ie. when a STA
* gets a CSA or an userspace initiated channel-switch), allowing
* the driver to prepare for the channel switch.
* @post_channel_switch: This is an optional callback that is called
* after a channel switch procedure is completed, allowing the
* driver to go back to a normal configuration.
* @join_ibss: Join an IBSS (on an IBSS interface); this is called after all
* information in bss_conf is set up and the beacon can be retrieved. A
* channel context is bound before this is called.
* @leave_ibss: Leave the IBSS again.
* @get_expected_throughput: extract the expected throughput towards the
* specified station. The returned value is expressed in Kbps. It returns 0
* if the RC algorithm does not have proper data to provide.
* @get_txpower: get current maximum tx power (in dBm) based on configuration
* and hardware limits.
* @tdls_channel_switch: Start channel-switching with a TDLS peer. The driver
* is responsible for continually initiating channel-switching operations
* and returning to the base channel for communication with the AP. The
* driver receives a channel-switch request template and the location of
* the switch-timing IE within the template as part of the invocation.
* The template is valid only within the call, and the driver can
* optionally copy the skb for further re-use.
* @tdls_cancel_channel_switch: Stop channel-switching with a TDLS peer. Both
* peers must be on the base channel when the call completes.
* @tdls_recv_channel_switch: a TDLS channel-switch related frame (request or
* response) has been received from a remote peer. The driver gets
* parameters parsed from the incoming frame and may use them to continue
* an ongoing channel-switch operation. In addition, a channel-switch
* response template is provided, together with the location of the
* switch-timing IE within the template. The skb can only be used within
* the function call.
struct ieee80211_ops {
void (*tx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_tx_control *control,
struct sk_buff *skb);
int (*start)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
void (*stop)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
#ifdef CONFIG_PM
int (*suspend)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct cfg80211_wowlan *wowlan);
int (*resume)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
void (*set_wakeup)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, bool enabled);
int (*add_interface)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
int (*change_interface)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
enum nl80211_iftype new_type, bool p2p);
void (*remove_interface)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
int (*config)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u32 changed);
void (*bss_info_changed)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_bss_conf *info,
u32 changed);
int (*start_ap)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
void (*stop_ap)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
u64 (*prepare_multicast)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct netdev_hw_addr_list *mc_list);
void (*configure_filter)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
unsigned int changed_flags,
unsigned int *total_flags,
u64 multicast);
int (*set_tim)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
bool set);
int (*set_key)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, enum set_key_cmd cmd,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif, struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
struct ieee80211_key_conf *key);
void (*update_tkip_key)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_key_conf *conf,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
u32 iv32, u16 *phase1key);
void (*set_rekey_data)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct cfg80211_gtk_rekey_data *data);
void (*set_default_unicast_key)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif, int idx);
int (*hw_scan)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_scan_request *req);
void (*cancel_hw_scan)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
int (*sched_scan_start)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct cfg80211_sched_scan_request *req,
struct ieee80211_scan_ies *ies);
int (*sched_scan_stop)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
void (*sw_scan_start)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
const u8 *mac_addr);
void (*sw_scan_complete)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
int (*get_stats)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_low_level_stats *stats);
void (*get_tkip_seq)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u8 hw_key_idx,
u32 *iv32, u16 *iv16);
int (*set_frag_threshold)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u32 value);
int (*set_rts_threshold)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u32 value);
int (*sta_add)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta);
int (*sta_remove)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta);
void (*sta_add_debugfs)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
struct dentry *dir);
void (*sta_remove_debugfs)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
struct dentry *dir);
void (*sta_notify)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
enum sta_notify_cmd, struct ieee80211_sta *sta);
int (*sta_state)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
enum ieee80211_sta_state old_state,
enum ieee80211_sta_state new_state);
void (*sta_pre_rcu_remove)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta);
void (*sta_rc_update)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
u32 changed);
void (*sta_rate_tbl_update)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta);
int (*conf_tx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif, u16 ac,
const struct ieee80211_tx_queue_params *params);
u64 (*get_tsf)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
void (*set_tsf)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
u64 tsf);
void (*reset_tsf)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
int (*tx_last_beacon)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
int (*ampdu_action)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
enum ieee80211_ampdu_mlme_action action,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta, u16 tid, u16 *ssn,
u8 buf_size);
int (*get_survey)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, int idx,
struct survey_info *survey);
void (*rfkill_poll)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
void (*set_coverage_class)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, s16 coverage_class);
int (*testmode_cmd)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
void *data, int len);
int (*testmode_dump)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct sk_buff *skb,
struct netlink_callback *cb,
void *data, int len);
void (*flush)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
u32 queues, bool drop);
void (*channel_switch)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_channel_switch *ch_switch);
int (*set_antenna)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u32 tx_ant, u32 rx_ant);
int (*get_antenna)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u32 *tx_ant, u32 *rx_ant);
int (*remain_on_channel)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_channel *chan,
int duration,
enum ieee80211_roc_type type);
int (*cancel_remain_on_channel)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
int (*set_ringparam)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u32 tx, u32 rx);
void (*get_ringparam)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
u32 *tx, u32 *tx_max, u32 *rx, u32 *rx_max);
bool (*tx_frames_pending)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
int (*set_bitrate_mask)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
const struct cfg80211_bitrate_mask *mask);
void (*rssi_callback)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
enum ieee80211_rssi_event rssi_event);
void (*allow_buffered_frames)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
u16 tids, int num_frames,
enum ieee80211_frame_release_type reason,
bool more_data);
void (*release_buffered_frames)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta,
u16 tids, int num_frames,
enum ieee80211_frame_release_type reason,
bool more_data);
int (*get_et_sset_count)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif, int sset);
void (*get_et_stats)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ethtool_stats *stats, u64 *data);
void (*get_et_strings)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
u32 sset, u8 *data);
int (*get_rssi)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta, s8 *rssi_dbm);
void (*mgd_prepare_tx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
void (*mgd_protect_tdls_discover)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
int (*add_chanctx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf *ctx);
void (*remove_chanctx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf *ctx);
void (*change_chanctx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf *ctx,
u32 changed);
int (*assign_vif_chanctx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf *ctx);
void (*unassign_vif_chanctx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_chanctx_conf *ctx);
int (*switch_vif_chanctx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif_chanctx_switch *vifs,
int n_vifs,
enum ieee80211_chanctx_switch_mode mode);
void (*reconfig_complete)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
enum ieee80211_reconfig_type reconfig_type);
void (*ipv6_addr_change)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct inet6_dev *idev);
void (*channel_switch_beacon)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct cfg80211_chan_def *chandef);
int (*pre_channel_switch)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_channel_switch *ch_switch);
int (*post_channel_switch)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
int (*join_ibss)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
void (*leave_ibss)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif);
u32 (*get_expected_throughput)(struct ieee80211_sta *sta);
int (*get_txpower)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
int *dbm);
int (*tdls_channel_switch)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta, u8 oper_class,
struct cfg80211_chan_def *chandef,
struct sk_buff *tmpl_skb, u32 ch_sw_tm_ie);
void (*tdls_cancel_channel_switch)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta);
void (*tdls_recv_channel_switch)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
struct ieee80211_tdls_ch_sw_params *params);
* ieee80211_alloc_hw_nm - Allocate a new hardware device
* This must be called once for each hardware device. The returned pointer
* must be used to refer to this device when calling other functions.
* mac80211 allocates a private data area for the driver pointed to by
* @priv in &struct ieee80211_hw, the size of this area is given as
* @priv_data_len.
* @priv_data_len: length of private data
* @ops: callbacks for this device
* @requested_name: Requested name for this device.
* NULL is valid value, and means use the default naming (phy%d)
* Return: A pointer to the new hardware device, or %NULL on error.
struct ieee80211_hw *ieee80211_alloc_hw_nm(size_t priv_data_len,
const struct ieee80211_ops *ops,
const char *requested_name);
* ieee80211_alloc_hw - Allocate a new hardware device
* This must be called once for each hardware device. The returned pointer
* must be used to refer to this device when calling other functions.
* mac80211 allocates a private data area for the driver pointed to by
* @priv in &struct ieee80211_hw, the size of this area is given as
* @priv_data_len.
* @priv_data_len: length of private data
* @ops: callbacks for this device
* Return: A pointer to the new hardware device, or %NULL on error.
static inline
struct ieee80211_hw *ieee80211_alloc_hw(size_t priv_data_len,
const struct ieee80211_ops *ops)
return ieee80211_alloc_hw_nm(priv_data_len, ops, NULL);
* ieee80211_register_hw - Register hardware device
* You must call this function before any other functions in