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From: Wen Gong <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] ath10k: pass the ssid info to get the correct bss entity
Date: Mon,  7 Dec 2020 11:36:35 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

When connect to an AP with WPA mode, ath10k need to set need_ptk_4_way to
firmware in WMI_PEER_ASSOC_CMD, then the data path is disallow in
firmware, it will be allowed untill firmware finish the 4 way handshake.

It failed with a test case with below steps:
1. configure AP with WPA mode with ssid1 SimpleConnect_a_orbvt_ch1,
   bssid1 and channel 1.
2. connect to ssid1 and ping success.
3. wait 10 seconds which is less than
   IEEE80211_SCAN_RESULT_EXPIRE(30 seconds).
4. configure AP with OPEN mode with ssid2 SimpleConnect_b_z3a00_ch1,
   but use same bssid1 and channel 1 of step 1.
5. disconnect ssid1.
6. connect to ssid2 and ping fail.

Fail reason:
When run step 6, ath10k_peer_assoc_h_crypto() called cfg80211_get_bss()
with bssid and chan info, but ssid1 and ssid2 have the same bssid and
channel, then there have 2 entry for ssid1 and ssid2 in cfg80211. The
ssid1's order is before ssid2 in bss_list, and ssid1's age is less than
the expire time which is IEEE80211_SCAN_RESULT_EXPIRE(30 seconds). Then
ssid1's entry is selected and ath10k_peer_assoc_h_crypto() parsed it and
get the rsnie and then need_ptk_4_way is set to firmware, so data path
is disallowed and it will not receive 4 way handshake for OPEN mode,
so ping fail in step 6.

This patch is to pass the ssid info to cfg80211_get_bss() as same as
cfg80211_mlme_assoc() and cfg80211_mlme_auth(), then it will find the
correct bss entry in above test case, then case success.

For AP mode, the ssid info is filled in ieee80211_start_ap(), for STATION
mode, it is filled in ieee80211_mgd_assoc(). Tested for both AP/STATION
mode with QCA6174 hw3.2 PCI, it is success start/connect/ping for
WPA/OPEN mode.

Tested-on: QCA6174 hw3.2 PCI WLAN.RM.4.4.1-00110-QCARMSWP-1

Signed-off-by: Wen Gong <>
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
index 82b4bf5ba612..67cb2efc72d9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
@@ -2177,7 +2177,8 @@ static void ath10k_peer_assoc_h_crypto(struct ath10k *ar,
 	if (WARN_ON(ath10k_mac_vif_chan(vif, &def)))
-	bss = cfg80211_get_bss(ar->hw->wiphy, def.chan, info->bssid, NULL, 0,
+	bss = cfg80211_get_bss(ar->hw->wiphy, def.chan, info->bssid,
+			       info->ssid_len ? info->ssid : NULL, info->ssid_len,
 			       IEEE80211_BSS_TYPE_ANY, IEEE80211_PRIVACY_ANY);
 	if (bss) {
 		const struct cfg80211_bss_ies *ies;

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-12-07  3:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-07  3:36 [PATCH 0/2] mac80211/ath10k: save ssid info for STATION mode Wen Gong
2020-12-07  3:36 ` [PATCH 1/2] mac80211: save ssid info to ieee80211_bss_conf while assoc Wen Gong
2020-12-07  3:36 ` Wen Gong [this message]
2021-01-28  7:19   ` [PATCH 2/2] ath10k: pass the ssid info to get the correct bss entity Kalle Valo

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