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From: Johannes Berg <>
To: James Prestwood <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] nl80211: Add LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE feature
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:48:03 +0200
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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?


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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 ` Johannes Berg [this message]
2019-09-13 20:56   ` [PATCH 1/2] nl80211: Add LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE feature James Prestwood
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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