Commit a860402d authored by Michael Buesch's avatar Michael Buesch Committed by John W. Linville

mac80211: quiet beacon loss messages

On Sunday 05 April 2009 11:29:38 Michael Buesch wrote:
> On Sunday 05 April 2009 11:23:59 Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
> > With latest linus tree I am getting, .config file attached:
> >
> > [   22.895051] r8169: eth0: link down
> > [   22.897564] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
> > [   22.928047] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
> > [   22.982292] libvirtd used greatest stack depth: 4200 bytes left
> > [   63.709879] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6
> > [   63.712096] wlan0: authenticated
> > [   63.712127] wlan0: associate with AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6
> > [   63.726831] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 (capab=0x471 status=0 aid=1)
> > [   63.726855] wlan0: associated
> > [   63.730093] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
> > [   74.296087] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
> > [   79.349044] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  119.358200] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  179.354292] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  259.366044] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  359.348292] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  361.953459] packagekitd used greatest stack depth: 4160 bytes left
> > [  478.824258] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  598.813343] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  718.817292] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  838.824567] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [  958.815402] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 1078.848434] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 1198.822913] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 1318.824931] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 1438.814157] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 1558.827336] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 1678.823011] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 1798.830589] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 1918.828044] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 2038.827224] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 2116.517152] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 2158.840243] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
> > [ 2278.827427] wlan0: beacon loss from AP 00:11:95:9e:df:f6 - sending probe request
>
>
> I think this message should only show if CONFIG_MAC80211_VERBOSE_DEBUG is set.
> It's kind of expected that we lose a beacon once in a while, so we shouldn't print
> verbose messages to the kernel log (even if they are KERN_DEBUG).
>
> And besides that, I think one can easily remotely trigger this message and flood the logs.
> So it should probably _also_ be ratelimited.

Something like this:
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Buesch <mb@bu3sch.de>
parent 591f3dc2
......@@ -945,9 +945,13 @@ void ieee80211_beacon_loss_work(struct work_struct *work)
u.mgd.beacon_loss_work);
struct ieee80211_if_managed *ifmgd = &sdata->u.mgd;
#ifdef CONFIG_MAC80211_VERBOSE_DEBUG
if (net_ratelimit()) {
printk(KERN_DEBUG "%s: driver reports beacon loss from AP %pM "
"- sending probe request\n", sdata->dev->name,
sdata->u.mgd.bssid);
}
#endif
ifmgd->flags |= IEEE80211_STA_PROBEREQ_POLL;
ieee80211_send_probe_req(sdata, ifmgd->bssid, ifmgd->ssid,
......@@ -1007,9 +1011,13 @@ static void ieee80211_associated(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata)
(local->hw.conf.flags & IEEE80211_CONF_PS)) &&
time_after(jiffies,
ifmgd->last_beacon + IEEE80211_MONITORING_INTERVAL)) {
#ifdef CONFIG_MAC80211_VERBOSE_DEBUG
if (net_ratelimit()) {
printk(KERN_DEBUG "%s: beacon loss from AP %pM "
"- sending probe request\n",
sdata->dev->name, ifmgd->bssid);
}
#endif
ifmgd->flags |= IEEE80211_STA_PROBEREQ_POLL;
ieee80211_send_probe_req(sdata, ifmgd->bssid, ifmgd->ssid,
ifmgd->ssid_len, NULL, 0);
......
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