if_ral regression

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 04:37:41 PST 2008

On Jan 5, 2008 10:19 PM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> wrote:
> "Sepherosa Ziehau" <sepherosa at gmail.com> writes:
> > This actually brings up two things:
> > 1) I think we should ignore seq in multicast frames; this is permitted in
> > 802.11 standard.  In dfly I did that, since one of our users
> > encountered a broken commercial AP which is not 802.11e but uses
> > different seq for data and beacon.
> > 2) TX sequence.  I think standards only mention QSTA/nQSTA, but not
> > AP.  Currently our AP uses per node TX seq, which means beacon's seq
> > is difficult to choose, at least for 2560 based ral(4), whose beacons'
> > seq need to be set by software.  I saw Linksys AP uses one seq for all
> > of the frames it sends.  Sam, what's you opinion on this?
> >
> > I think if STA counts ral(4)'s beacon seq, as what we do currently,
> > beacon missing will quickly happen since beacons will be discarded
> > after first several data frames.
> OK, I *think* I understood most of that.  Does this suggest a solution
> to you?  I will try to get the wlandebug output tonight.

I don't know whether you are still interested to track down the wired
problem you had experienced.
If you have time please try following patches:

revert the old patch at your AP side and try this one

apply following patch at you STA side

Best Regards,

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