Commit d0f5afbe authored by Michael Buesch's avatar Michael Buesch Committed by John W. Linville
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mac80211: Extend filter flag documentation about unsupported flags

This extends the filter flags documentation to make it clear
what clearing a flag really means.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Buesch <>
Acked-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent 3330d7be
......@@ -793,8 +793,18 @@ static inline void SET_IEEE80211_PERM_ADDR(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u8 *addr)
* parameter to see whether multicast frames should be accepted
* or dropped.
* All unsupported flags in @total_flags must be cleared, i.e. you
* should clear all bits except those you honoured.
* All unsupported flags in @total_flags must be cleared.
* Hardware does not support a flag if it is incapable of _passing_
* the frame to the stack. Otherwise the driver must ignore
* the flag, but not clear it.
* You must _only_ clear the flag (announce no support for the
* flag to mac80211) if you are not able to pass the packet type
* to the stack (so the hardware always filters it).
* So for example, you should clear @FIF_CONTROL, if your hardware
* always filters control frames. If your hardware always passes
* control frames to the kernel and is incapable of filtering them,
* you do _not_ clear the @FIF_CONTROL flag.
* This rule applies to all other FIF flags as well.
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