Commit b770b43e authored by Luis R. Rodriguez's avatar Luis R. Rodriguez Committed by John W. Linville
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mac80211: drop frames for sta with no valid rate

When we're associated we should be able to send data to
target sta. If we cannot we may be trying to use the incorrect
band to talk to the sta. Lets catch any such cases, warn, and
drop the frames to not invalidate assumptions being made on
rate control algorithms when they have a valid sta to
communicate with. Any such cases should be handled and fixed.

Signed-off-by: default avatarLuis R. Rodriguez <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent fe643414
......@@ -2110,6 +2110,17 @@ rate_lowest_index(struct ieee80211_supported_band *sband,
return 0;
static inline
bool rate_usable_index_exists(struct ieee80211_supported_band *sband,
struct ieee80211_sta *sta)
unsigned int i;
for (i = 0; i < sband->n_bitrates; i++)
if (rate_supported(sta, sband->band, i))
return true;
return false;
int ieee80211_rate_control_register(struct rate_control_ops *ops);
void ieee80211_rate_control_unregister(struct rate_control_ops *ops);
......@@ -512,6 +512,7 @@ ieee80211_tx_h_rate_ctrl(struct ieee80211_tx_data *tx)
int i, len;
bool inval = false, rts = false, short_preamble = false;
struct ieee80211_tx_rate_control txrc;
u32 sta_flags;
memset(&txrc, 0, sizeof(txrc));
......@@ -544,7 +545,26 @@ ieee80211_tx_h_rate_ctrl(struct ieee80211_tx_data *tx)
(tx->sta && test_sta_flags(tx->sta, WLAN_STA_SHORT_PREAMBLE))))
txrc.short_preamble = short_preamble = true;
sta_flags = tx->sta ? get_sta_flags(tx->sta) : 0;
* Lets not bother rate control if we're associated and cannot
* talk to the sta. This should not happen.
if (WARN((tx->local->sw_scanning) &&
(sta_flags & WLAN_STA_ASSOC) &&
!rate_usable_index_exists(sband, &tx->sta->sta),
"%s: Dropped data frame as no usable bitrate found while "
"scanning and associated. Target station: "
"%pM on %d GHz band\n",
tx->dev->name, hdr->addr1,
tx->channel->band ? 5 : 2))
return TX_DROP;
* If we're associated with the sta at this point we know we can at
* least send the frame at the lowest bit rate.
rate_control_get_rate(tx->sdata, tx->sta, &txrc);
if (unlikely(info->control.rates[0].idx < 0))
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