[PATCH 3.16.y-ckt 40/94] ath9k: declare required extra tx headroom

From: Luis Henriques
Date: Fri Nov 13 2015 - 05:42:12 EST

3.16.7-ckt20 -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Felix Fietkau <nbd@xxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 029cd0370241641eb70235d205aa0b90c84dce44 upstream.

ath9k inserts padding between the 802.11 header and the data area (to
align it). Since it didn't declare this extra required headroom, this
led to some nasty issues like randomly dropped packets in some setups.

Signed-off-by: Felix Fietkau <nbd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c
index 0246b990fe87..c67ef9331fbd 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c
@@ -762,6 +762,7 @@ static void ath9k_set_hw_capab(struct ath_softc *sc, struct ieee80211_hw *hw)
hw->max_rate_tries = 10;
hw->sta_data_size = sizeof(struct ath_node);
hw->vif_data_size = sizeof(struct ath_vif);
+ hw->extra_tx_headroom = 4;

hw->wiphy->available_antennas_rx = BIT(ah->caps.max_rxchains) - 1;
hw->wiphy->available_antennas_tx = BIT(ah->caps.max_txchains) - 1;
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