Commit e3da574a authored by Johannes Berg's avatar Johannes Berg Committed by John W. Linville
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cfg80211: allow wext to remove keys that don't exist

Some applications using wireless extensions expect to be able to
remove a key that doesn't exist. One example is wpa_supplicant
which doesn't actually change behaviour when running into an
error while trying to do that, but it prints an error message
which users interpret as wpa_supplicant having problems.

The safe thing to do is not change the behaviour of wireless
extensions any more, so when the driver reports -ENOENT let
the wext bridge code return success to userspace. To guarantee
this, also document that drivers should return -ENOENT when the
key doesn't exist.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent 73606d00
......@@ -781,10 +781,11 @@ enum wiphy_params_flags {
* @get_key: get information about the key with the given parameters.
* @mac_addr will be %NULL when requesting information for a group
* key. All pointers given to the @callback function need not be valid
* after it returns.
* after it returns. This function should return an error if it is
* not possible to retrieve the key, -ENOENT if it doesn't exist.
* @del_key: remove a key given the @mac_addr (%NULL for a group key)
* and @key_index
* and @key_index, return -ENOENT if the key doesn't exist.
* @set_default_key: set the default key on an interface
......@@ -504,6 +504,13 @@ static int cfg80211_set_encryption(struct cfg80211_registered_device *rdev,
else if (idx == wdev->wext.default_mgmt_key)
wdev->wext.default_mgmt_key = -1;
* Applications using wireless extensions expect to be
* able to delete keys that don't exist, so allow that.
if (err == -ENOENT)
return 0;
return err;
} else {
if (addr)
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