Commit 354210f8 authored by Bob Copeland's avatar Bob Copeland Committed by Johannes Berg
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Revert "mac80211_hwsim: support any address in userspace"

This reverts commit cd37a90b


Different userspace programs interpreted HWSIM_ATTR_ADDR_TRANSMITTER
and HWSIM_ATTR_ADDR_RECEIVER differently: some expected it to
be an unchanging hardware address that is tied to the radio despite
which address is configured on the interface, while others expected
to be a copy of the address in the frame (the configured address).
The intent of the original authors is unclear.

The latter interpretation doesn't really work properly with multiple
vifs and broadcast frames.  Also, as the TA is already in the
frame, userspace programs can actually support configured addresses
in the former interpretation by mapping between them and the supplied

So, in the interest of API stability, revert to the previous mode
of operation and going forward use the former interpretation.
Signed-off-by: default avatarBob Copeland <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
parent b9f628fc
......@@ -991,7 +991,8 @@ static void mac80211_hwsim_tx_frame_nl(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
goto nla_put_failure;
if (nla_put(skb, HWSIM_ATTR_ADDR_TRANSMITTER, ETH_ALEN, hdr->addr2))
ETH_ALEN, data->addresses[1].addr))
goto nla_put_failure;
/* We get the skb->data */
......@@ -2736,7 +2737,7 @@ static struct mac80211_hwsim_data *get_hwsim_data_ref_from_addr(const u8 *addr)
list_for_each_entry(data, &hwsim_radios, list) {
if (mac80211_hwsim_addr_match(data, addr)) {
if (memcmp(data->addresses[1].addr, addr, ETH_ALEN) == 0) {
_found = true;
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