Re: pull request: wireless-2.6 2010-06-30
From: David Miller
Date: Wed Jun 30 2010 - 15:05:42 EST
From: "John W. Linville" <linville@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:53:20 -0400
> Here are a few more fixes intended for 2.6.35. Included are a couple of
> small regression fixes for iwlwifi, one that causes connection stalls with
> 802.11n on some devices and another which could disable multicast traffic.
> Also included is an ath9k fix which avoids a null pointer dereference
> resulting from a timer leak.
> Please let me know if there are problems!
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless-2.6.git master
Pulled, thanks John.
> @@ -1329,6 +1328,12 @@ void iwl_configure_filter(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
> + /*
> + * Receiving all multicast frames is always enabled by the
> + * default flags setup in iwl_connection_init_rx_config()
> + * since we currently do not support programming multicast
> + * filters into the device.
> + */
> *total_flags &= FIF_OTHER_BSS | FIF_ALLMULTI | FIF_PROMISC_IN_BSS |
> FIF_BCN_PRBRESP_PROMISC | FIF_CONTROL;
Note that this is an amazingly serious limitation.
This basically makes iwl chips unsuitable for use on networks where
real multicast use is common.
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