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From: Alexander Wetzel <>
To: Johannes Berg <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] iwlwifi: Extended Key ID support for mvm and dvm
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:50:45 +0200
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Am 19.08.19 um 22:09 schrieb Johannes Berg:
> On Mon, 2019-08-19 at 22:03 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
>>> While less desirable we still could get that working: The mvm driver
>>> would have to detect the key borders and then tell the firmware to
>>> switch over to the other key. But we would have to make sure to not
>>> re-enable A-MPDU aggregation till the card really has switched.
>> So probably you're right, and we'd have to disable A-MPDUs until we have
>> no outstanding old-key-retransmits, but that seems manageable.
> Actually, we probably have to even delay the key switch until there are
> no more frames to retransmit, because the hardware is involved to some
> extent and it won't know about two keys or something... Not really sure
> how it all works though, off the top of my head.

This sounds like the card is not really able to handle two unicast key 
per STA, which would be a show stopper.
But not sure if I can believe that: After all the card is setting the 
correct keyid for the key and e.g. able to use keyid 1 for both send and 
receive, so it's not simply assuming unicast keys are always using keyid 0.

Honoring the keyid for that but then not be able to differentiate 
between the keyids for re-transmits is nothing I would have expected. So 
I still hope you are wrong here:-)


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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-19 18:05 Alexander Wetzel
2019-08-19 18:51 ` Johannes Berg
2019-08-19 19:57   ` Alexander Wetzel
2019-08-19 20:03     ` Johannes Berg
2019-08-19 20:09       ` Johannes Berg
2019-08-19 20:50         ` Alexander Wetzel [this message]
2019-08-19 20:42       ` Alexander Wetzel
2019-09-06 20:41 ` Alexander Wetzel

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