Commit 3cf335d5 authored by Kalle Valo's avatar Kalle Valo Committed by John W. Linville
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mac80211: decrease execution of the associated timer

Currently the timer is triggering every two seconds
(IEEE80211_MONITORING_INTERVAL). Decrease the timer to only trigger during
data idle periods to avoid waking up CPU unnecessary. The timer will
still trigger during idle periods, that needs to be fixed later.

There's also a functional change that probe requests are sent only when the
data path is idle, earlier they were sent also while there was activity
on the data path.

This is also preparation for the beacon filtering support. Thanks to
Johannes Berg for the idea.
Signed-off-by: default avatarKalle Valo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent af83debf
......@@ -1083,6 +1083,8 @@ void ieee80211_dynamic_ps_timer(unsigned long data);
void ieee80211_send_nullfunc(struct ieee80211_local *local,
struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata,
int powersave);
void ieee80211_sta_rx_notify(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata,
struct ieee80211_hdr *hdr);
void ieee80211_wake_queues_by_reason(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
enum queue_stop_reason reason);
......@@ -909,6 +909,21 @@ static void ieee80211_associate(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata)
mod_timer(&ifmgd->timer, jiffies + IEEE80211_ASSOC_TIMEOUT);
void ieee80211_sta_rx_notify(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata,
struct ieee80211_hdr *hdr)
* We can postpone the mgd.timer whenever receiving unicast frames
* from AP because we know that the connection is working both ways
* at that time. But multicast frames (and hence also beacons) must
* be ignored here, because we need to trigger the timer during
* data idle periods for sending the periodical probe request to
* the AP.
if (!is_multicast_ether_addr(hdr->addr1))
static void ieee80211_associated(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata)
......@@ -856,6 +856,9 @@ ieee80211_rx_h_sta_process(struct ieee80211_rx_data *rx)
if (!(rx->flags & IEEE80211_RX_RA_MATCH))
if (rx->sdata->vif.type == NL80211_IFTYPE_STATION)
ieee80211_sta_rx_notify(rx->sdata, hdr);
sta->rx_bytes += rx->skb->len;
sta->last_signal = rx->status->signal;
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