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    nl80211: allow splitting wiphy information in dumps · 3713b4e3
    Johannes Berg authored
    
    
    The per-wiphy information is getting large, to the point
    where with more than the typical number of channels it's
    too large and overflows, and userspace can't get any of
    the information at all.
    
    To address this (in a way that doesn't require making all
    messages bigger) allow userspace to specify that it can
    deal with wiphy information split across multiple parts
    of the dump, and if it can split up the data. This also
    splits up each channel separately so an arbitrary number
    of channels can be supported.
    
    Additionally, since GET_WIPHY has the same problem, add
    support for filtering the wiphy dump and get information
    for a single wiphy only, this allows userspace apps to
    use dump in this case to retrieve all data from a single
    device.
    
    As userspace needs to know if all this this is supported,
    add a global nl80211 feature set and include a bit for
    this behaviour in it.
    
    Cc: Dennis H Jensen <dennis.h.jensen@siemens.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
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