[PATCH 4.9 40/63] mac80211: dont handle filtered frames within a BA session

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Mar 13 2017 - 05:07:13 EST

4.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Felix Fietkau <nbd@xxxxxxxx>

commit 890030d3c425f49abaa4acf60e20f288b599f980 upstream.

When running a BA session, the driver (or the hardware) already takes
care of retransmitting failed frames, since it has to keep the receiver
reorder window in sync.

Adding another layer of retransmit around that does not improve
anything. In fact, it can only lead to some strong reordering with huge

Signed-off-by: Felix Fietkau <nbd@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

net/mac80211/status.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/net/mac80211/status.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/status.c
@@ -51,7 +51,8 @@ static void ieee80211_handle_filtered_fr
struct ieee80211_hdr *hdr = (void *)skb->data;
int ac;

- if (info->flags & IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_PS_BUFFER) {
+ if (info->flags & (IEEE80211_TX_CTL_NO_PS_BUFFER |
+ IEEE80211_TX_CTL_AMPDU)) {
ieee80211_free_txskb(&local->hw, skb);