From: Alvin Sipraga <ALSI@bang-olufsen.dk> To: Jouni Malinen <email@example.com> Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, "Félix Sipma" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [PATCH] Revert "ath: add support for special 0x0 regulatory domain" Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 13:23:08 +0000 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CANe27j+fur52HydqqzLc2hBV3QwC2La8+RTJcV=5W5LkUr=PqQ@mail.gmail.com> Hi, On 10/30/20 8:20 AM, Jouni Malinen wrote: > So the issue is in not being able to operate an AP on the 5 GHz band? > That sounds like the expected behavior for any device that has not > been calibrated and provisioned for a specific country where > regulatory rules allow operation on the 5 GHz band. I understand that > this may look like a regression since the commit removed > functionality, but it feels like a bug fix to me since that > functionality should not have been enabled by default in the first > place. The goal here is to avoid inappropriate operation on the band > without explicit configuration to enable such operation. In AP > devices, the device should have been provisioned for a specific > country to be able to enforce the correct frequency range > restrictions. The safe default for a device that does not have such > explicit configuration within the WLAN component itself is to use the > world roaming mode which prevents initialization of radiation (i.e., > does not allow AP mode to be started but allows station mode operation > to connect to an already started AP) on the 5 GHz band. This explanation makes perfect sense, but are you sure that that is what the 0x0 regulatory domain means? For example the pages  state unequivocally that 0x0 means US. If we assume 0x0 = US, do you agree that an EEPROM programmed with 0x0 should imply that the device is suitably calibrated for operation in the United States, and as such should permit initiating radiation on the 5 GHz band (etc.)? Or have I missed something? I also tried to get the patch in question reverted based on this rationale, see  for more info. I hope somebody can help clear up this misunderstanding, since it seems to me that the main issue is: what is the true meaning of 0x0? Btw, the hardware that Félix is referring to does have an FCC ID and seems to be suitably certified for the US. Kind regards, Alvin  https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/ath#the_0x0_regulatory_domain  https://web.archive.org/web/20150117040022/http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.wireless.general/38410  https://firstname.lastname@example.org/  https://fccid.io/TK4WLE900VX _______________________________________________ ath10k mailing list email@example.com http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/ath10k
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-10-30 13:23 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-10-22 17:21 Félix Sipma [not found] ` <CANe27jKpYm29QOjYOZ_jwHiRxuWx66J+th8-zgbXK4geiCU0_Q@mail.gmail.com> 2020-10-29 14:06 ` Félix Sipma 2020-10-30 7:20 ` Jouni Malinen 2020-10-30 8:51 ` Félix Sipma 2020-12-20 1:32 ` Julian Phillips 2020-10-30 13:23 ` Alvin Sipraga [this message] 2020-12-21 13:43 ` sparks71 -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below -- 2020-12-21 12:15 sparks71 2020-07-30 12:49 Alvin Šipraga 2020-07-30 12:49 ` Alvin Šipraga 2020-08-27 7:59 ` Alvin Šipraga 2020-08-27 7:59 ` Alvin Šipraga 2020-08-27 10:12 ` Kalle Valo 2020-08-27 10:12 ` Kalle Valo 2020-08-27 10:25 ` Alvin Šipraga 2020-08-27 10:25 ` Alvin Šipraga 2020-05-27 16:57 Brian Norris 2020-05-27 16:57 ` Brian Norris 2020-05-28 12:02 ` Julian Calaby 2020-05-28 12:02 ` Julian Calaby [not found] ` <CAJ-Vmomx0UFEa1w2HsGMQsZb+K8hyK=Zz9cKSo7tHv5GiMc1yw@mail.gmail.com> 2020-06-02 18:35 ` Brian Norris 2020-06-02 18:35 ` Brian Norris 2022-03-07 17:45 ` Kalle Valo 2022-03-07 17:45 ` Kalle Valo 2022-04-23 10:52 ` Patrick Steinhardt 2022-04-23 10:52 ` Patrick Steinhardt 2022-04-25 18:54 ` Brian Norris 2022-04-25 18:54 ` Brian Norris 2022-05-09 18:16 ` Cale Collins 2022-05-09 18:16 ` Cale Collins 2022-05-11 22:52 ` Cale Collins 2022-05-11 22:52 ` Cale Collins 2022-08-30 21:56 ` Brian Norris 2022-08-30 21:56 ` Brian Norris 2022-09-19 17:24 ` Tim Harvey 2022-09-19 17:24 ` Tim Harvey 2022-09-19 23:42 ` Sergey Ryazanov 2022-09-19 23:42 ` Sergey Ryazanov 2022-09-20 5:42 ` Sebastian Gottschall 2022-09-20 5:42 ` Sebastian Gottschall
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