Commit 0dee0068 authored by Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan's avatar Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan Committed by John W. Linville
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mac80211: Fix a warning on changing to monitor mode from STA

nothing needs to be done for monitor/AP_VLAN mode on calling
ieee80211_bss_info_change_notify -> drv_bss_info_changed with the change
flag 'BSS_CHANGED_IDLE'. 'wl1271' seems to use BSS_CHANGED_IDLE only for
STA and IBSS mode. further the non-idle state of the monitor mode is
taken care by the 'count' variable which counts non-idle interfaces.
ieee80211_idle_off(local, "in use") will be called.
this fixes the following WARNING when we have initially STA mode
(network manager running) and not associated, and change it to monitor
mode with network manager disabled and bringing up the monitor mode.
this changes the idle state from 'true' (STA unassociated) to 'false'
(MONITOR mode)
exposed by the commit 405385f8

"mac80211: set bss_conf.idle when vif is connected"

	WARNING: net/mac80211/main.c:212
	ieee80211_bss_info_change_notify+0x1cf/0x330 [mac80211]()
	Hardware name: 64756D6
	Pid: 3835, comm: ifconfig Tainted: G           O
	3.3.0-rc3-wl #9
	Call Trace:
	  [<c0133b02>] warn_slowpath_common+0x72/0xa0
	  [<fc8e8c3f>] ?
	  ieee80211_bss_info_change_notify+0x1cf/0x330 [mac80211]
	  [<fc8e8c3f>] ?
	  ieee80211_bss_info_change_notify+0x1cf/0x330 [mac80211]
	  [<c0133b52>] warn_slowpath_null+0x22/0x30
	  ieee80211_bss_info_change_notify+0x1cf/0x330 [mac80211]
	  [<fc8f9de3>] __ieee80211_recalc_idle+0x113/0x430
	  [<fc8fabc6>] ieee80211_do_open+0x156/0x7e0 [mac80211]
	  [<fc8f8a25>] ?
	  ieee80211_check_concurrent_iface+0x25/0x180 [mac80211]
	  [<c015dd9f>] ? raw_notifier_call_chain+0x1f/0x30
	  [<fc8fb290>] ieee80211_open+0x40/0x80 [mac80211]
	  [<c05894f6>] __dev_open+0x96/0xe0
	  [<c068fba5>] ? _raw_spin_unlock_bh+0x35/0x40
	  [<c05881d9>] __dev_change_flags+0x109/0x170
	  [<c0589423>] dev_change_flags+0x23/0x60
	  [<c05f3770>] devinet_ioctl+0x6a0/0x770

 ieee80211 phy0: device no longer idle - in use

Cc: Eliad Peller <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMohammed Shafi Shajakhan <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent 8617b093
......@@ -1332,6 +1332,9 @@ u32 __ieee80211_recalc_idle(struct ieee80211_local *local)
hw_roc = true;
list_for_each_entry(sdata, &local->interfaces, list) {
if (sdata->vif.type == NL80211_IFTYPE_MONITOR ||
sdata->vif.type == NL80211_IFTYPE_AP_VLAN)
if (sdata->old_idle == sdata->vif.bss_conf.idle)
if (!ieee80211_sdata_running(sdata))
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