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    cfg80211: Add AP beacon regulatory hints · e38f8a7a
    Luis R. Rodriguez authored
    
    
    When devices are world roaming they cannot beacon or do active scan
    on 5 GHz or on channels 12, 13 and 14 on the 2 GHz band. Although
    we have a good regulatory API some cards may _always_ world roam, this
    is also true when a system does not have CRDA present. Devices doing world
    roaming can still passive scan, if they find a beacon from an AP on
    one of the world roaming frequencies we make the assumption we can do
    the same and we also remove the passive scan requirement.
    
    This adds support for providing beacon regulatory hints based on scans.
    This works for devices that do either hardware or software scanning.
    If a channel has not yet been marked as having had a beacon present
    on it we queue the beacon hint processing into the workqueue.
    
    All wireless devices will benefit from beacon regulatory hints from
    any wireless device on a system including new devices connected to
    the system at a later time.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLuis R. Rodriguez <lrodriguez@atheros.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
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