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From: Johannes Berg <>
To: Aloka Dixit <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] nl80211: Add FILS discovery support
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 23:22:02 +0200
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On Thu, 2020-07-30 at 14:17 -0700, Aloka Dixit wrote:

> > OTOH, if it's with headers, how could it be optional? In fact, either
> > way, how is it optional?
> > 
> Template has management frame headers as well. Will change the wording 
> accordingly.


> I made the template optional because FILS discovery may or may not be 
> offloaded to FW.

But how would anyone know? Try without it, and then try again if that
fails? Would it fail? I mean, you also said it was required at least for
6 GHz, so wouldn't userspace be better off always giving it - and then
we should probably make it mandatory so it doesn't fall into the trap?

However - and here that's my ignorance speaking - can it really be
offloaded? I mean, is everything in there completely determined by the
beacon already, and so you have no choice in how to build it? Or how
does that work?

> Yeah, I looked through existing examples for NLA_BINARY, those provide 
> only the higher bound for length.

Yeah, no way to do anything else right now. But you should have a lower
bound in the code, I think.

> But I can modify it to range once that is added.

Later maybe :)


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Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-18  5:04 [PATCH v4 0/2] " Aloka Dixit
2020-06-18  5:04 ` [PATCH v4 1/2] nl80211: " Aloka Dixit
2020-07-30 14:43   ` Johannes Berg
2020-07-30 21:17     ` Aloka Dixit
2020-07-30 21:22       ` Johannes Berg [this message]
2020-07-30 21:53         ` Aloka Dixit
2020-06-18  5:04 ` [PATCH v4 2/2] mac80211: " Aloka Dixit
2020-07-30 14:47   ` Johannes Berg
2020-07-30 21:00     ` Aloka Dixit
2020-07-30 21:26       ` Johannes Berg
2020-07-30 22:08         ` Aloka Dixit
2020-07-31  8:21           ` Johannes Berg

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