Commit a09a85a0 authored by Luis R. Rodriguez's avatar Luis R. Rodriguez Committed by Johannes Berg

cfg80211: add flags to define country IE processing rules

802.11 cards may have different country IE parsing behavioural
preferences and vendors may want to support these. These preferences
flags and their combination. Instead of using this existing notation,
split out the country IE behavioural preferences as a new flag. This
will allow us to add more customizations easily and make the code more

Cc: Mihir Shete <>
Cc: Henri Bahini <>
Cc: Tushnim Bhattacharyya <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLuis R. Rodriguez <>
[fix up conflicts]
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
parent a2f73b6c
......@@ -609,7 +609,8 @@ ath_regd_init_wiphy(struct ath_regulatory *reg,
* saved on the wiphy orig_* parameters
regd = ath_world_regdomain(reg);
wiphy->regulatory_flags |= REGULATORY_CUSTOM_REG;
wiphy->regulatory_flags |= REGULATORY_CUSTOM_REG |
} else {
* This gets applied in the case of the absence of CRDA,
......@@ -96,27 +96,39 @@ struct regulatory_request {
* initiator is %REGDOM_SET_BY_CORE). Drivers that use
* wiphy_apply_custom_regulatory() should have this flag set
* or the regulatory core will set it for the wiphy.
* @REGULATORY_STRICT_REG: tells us the driver for this device will
* ignore regulatory domain settings until it gets its own regulatory
* domain via its regulatory_hint() unless the regulatory hint is
* from a country IE. After its gets its own regulatory domain it will
* only allow further regulatory domain settings to further enhance
* compliance. For example if channel 13 and 14 are disabled by this
* regulatory domain no user regulatory domain can enable these channels
* at a later time. This can be used for devices which do not have
* calibration information guaranteed for frequencies or settings
* outside of its regulatory domain. If used in combination with
* REGULATORY_FLAG_CUSTOM_REG the inspected country IE power settings
* will be followed.
* @REGULATORY_STRICT_REG: tells us that the wiphy for this device
* has regulatory domain that it wishes to be considered as the
* superset for regulatory rules. After this device gets its regulatory
* domain programmed further regulatory hints shall only be considered
* for this device to enhance regulatory compliance, forcing the
* device to only possibly use subsets of the original regulatory
* rules. For example if channel 13 and 14 are disabled by this
* device's regulatory domain no user specified regulatory hint which
* has these channels enabled would enable them for this wiphy,
* the device's original regulatory domain will be trusted as the
* base. You can program the superset of regulatory rules for this
* wiphy with regulatory_hint() for cards programmed with an
* ISO3166-alpha2 country code. wiphys that use regulatory_hint()
* will have their wiphy->regd programmed once the regulatory
* domain is set, and all other regulatory hints will be ignored
* until their own regulatory domain gets programmed.
* @REGULATORY_DISABLE_BEACON_HINTS: enable this if your driver needs to
* ensure that passive scan flags and beaconing flags may not be lifted by
* cfg80211 due to regulatory beacon hints. For more information on beacon
* hints read the documenation for regulatory_hint_found_beacon()
* @REGULATORY_COUNTRY_IE_FOLLOW_POWER: for devices that have a preference
* that even though they may have programmed their own custom power
* setting prior to wiphy registration, they want to ensure their channel
* power settings are updated for this connection with the power settings
* derived from the regulatory domain. The regulatory domain used will be
* based on the ISO3166-alpha2 from country IE provided through
* regulatory_hint_country_ie()
enum ieee80211_regulatory_flags {
struct ieee80211_freq_range {
......@@ -921,13 +921,11 @@ static void handle_channel(struct wiphy *wiphy,
chan->max_reg_power = (int) MBM_TO_DBM(power_rule->max_eirp);
if (chan->orig_mpwr) {
* Devices that have their own custom regulatory domain
* but also use REGULATORY_STRICT_REG will follow the
* passed country IE power settings.
* will always follow the passed country IE power settings.
if (initiator == NL80211_REGDOM_SET_BY_COUNTRY_IE &&
wiphy->regulatory_flags & REGULATORY_CUSTOM_REG &&
wiphy->regulatory_flags & REGULATORY_STRICT_REG)
wiphy->regulatory_flags & REGULATORY_COUNTRY_IE_FOLLOW_POWER)
chan->max_power = chan->max_reg_power;
chan->max_power = min(chan->orig_mpwr,
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