Re: [PATCH] brcmfmac: fix setting AP channel with new firmwares
From: Arend van Spriel
Date: Wed May 25 2016 - 17:08:15 EST
On 24-05-16 11:09, RafaÅ MiÅecki wrote:
> Firmware for new chipsets is based on a new major version of code
> internally maintained at Broadcom. E.g. brcmfmac4366b-pcie.bin (used for
> BCM4366B1) is based on 10.10.69.3309 while brcmfmac43602-pcie.ap.bin was
> based on 18.104.22.168.
> Currently setting AP 5 GHz channel doesn't work reliably with BCM4366B1.
> When setting e.g. 36 control channel with VHT80 (center channel 42)
> firmware may randomly pick one of:
> 1) 52 control channel with 58 as center one
> 2) 100 control channel with 106 as center one
> 3) 116 control channel with 122 as center one
> 4) 149 control channel with 155 as center one
> It seems new firmwares require setting AP mode (BRCMF_C_SET_AP) before
> specifying a channel. Changing an order of firmware calls fixes the
> This fix was verified with BCM4366B1 and tested for regressions on
> BCM43602. It's unclear if it's needed (or correct at all) for P2P
> interfaces so it leaves this code unaffected.
In doing so the code reads a bit awkward so if P2P-GO works with the
changed order that would be preferable.
> Signed-off-by: RafaÅ MiÅecki <zajec5@xxxxxxxxx>
> .../net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c | 16 ++++++++++++----
> 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)