Commit 7c89606e authored by Holger Schurig's avatar Holger Schurig Committed by John W. Linville
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nl80211: report age of scan results

Linux keeps scan results up to 15 seconds. This can be a problem for fast
moving clients: they get back stale data. But if the kernel reports the age
of the BSS items, then user-space can simply weed out old entries by itself.
Signed-off-by: default avatarHolger Schurig <>
Acked-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent 7976b426
......@@ -1277,6 +1277,7 @@ enum nl80211_channel_type {
* @NL80211_BSS_SIGNAL_UNSPEC: signal strength of the probe response/beacon
* in unspecified units, scaled to 0..100 (u8)
* @NL80211_BSS_STATUS: status, if this BSS is "used"
* @NL80211_BSS_SEEN_MS_AGO: age of this BSS entry in ms
* @__NL80211_BSS_AFTER_LAST: internal
* @NL80211_BSS_MAX: highest BSS attribute
......@@ -1291,6 +1292,7 @@ enum nl80211_bss {
/* keep last */
......@@ -3105,6 +3105,8 @@ static int nl80211_send_bss(struct sk_buff *msg, u32 pid, u32 seq, int flags,
NLA_PUT_U16(msg, NL80211_BSS_BEACON_INTERVAL, res->beacon_interval);
NLA_PUT_U16(msg, NL80211_BSS_CAPABILITY, res->capability);
NLA_PUT_U32(msg, NL80211_BSS_FREQUENCY, res->channel->center_freq);
jiffies_to_msecs(jiffies - intbss->ts));
switch (rdev->wiphy.signal_type) {
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