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From: James Prestwood <prestwoj@gmail.com>
To: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>,
	linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] nl80211: Add LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE feature
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:56:28 -0700
Message-ID: <38c222129dd182de4c55e536a89eada7f58a1bf1.camel@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6c85d9b108825939afb84ebc8a708a211f7e2b98.camel@sipsolutions.net>

Hi,

On Fri, 2019-09-13 at 22:48 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-09-13 at 12:59 -0700, James Prestwood wrote:
> > Add a new feature bit signifying that the wireless hardware
> > supports
> > changing the mac address while the underlying net_device is
> > UP.  Note
> > that this is slightly different from IFF_LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE as
> > additional
> > restrictions might be imposed by the hardware.  Typical
> > restrictions
> > are:
> > 	- No connection is active on this interface, e.g. carrier is
> > off
> > 	- No scan is in progress
> > 	- No offchannel operation is in progress
> 
> Hmm, what do you need this patch for?
> 
> IFF_LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE should be sufficient to discover it?

Because userspace needs to know if this is supported?
IFF_LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE is a private flag... AFAIK userspace has no way of
obtaining this.

Thanks,
James

> 
> johannes
> 


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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-13 19:59 James Prestwood
2019-09-13 19:59 ` [PATCH 2/2] mac80211: Support LIVE_ADDRESS_CHANGE feature James Prestwood
2019-09-13 20:48 ` [PATCH 1/2] nl80211: Add LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE feature Johannes Berg
2019-09-13 20:56   ` James Prestwood [this message]
2019-09-13 21:01     ` Johannes Berg
2019-09-13 21:14       ` James Prestwood
2019-09-17 20:09         ` James Prestwood

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