Commit c8eaf347 authored by Filip Matusiak's avatar Filip Matusiak Committed by Johannes Berg
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mac80211: Ignore VHT IE from peer with wrong rx_mcs_map



This is a workaround for VHT-enabled STAs which break the spec
and have the VHT-MCS Rx map filled in with value 3 for all eight
spacial streams, an example is AR9462 in AP mode.

As per spec, in section 22.1.1 Introduction to the VHT PHY
A VHT STA shall support at least single spactial stream VHT-MCSs
0 to 7 (transmit and receive) in all supported channel widths.

Some devices in STA mode will get firmware assert when trying to
associate, examples are QCA9377 & QCA6174.

Packet example of broken VHT Cap IE of AR9462:

Tag: VHT Capabilities (IEEE Std 802.11ac/D3.1)
    Tag Number: VHT Capabilities (IEEE Std 802.11ac/D3.1) (191)
    Tag length: 12
    VHT Capabilities Info: 0x00000000
    VHT Supported MCS Set
        Rx MCS Map: 0xffff
            .... .... .... ..11 = Rx 1 SS: Not Supported (0x0003)
            .... .... .... 11.. = Rx 2 SS: Not Supported (0x0003)
            .... .... ..11 .... = Rx 3 SS: Not Supported (0x0003)
            .... .... 11.. .... = Rx 4 SS: Not Supported (0x0003)
            .... ..11 .... .... = Rx 5 SS: Not Supported (0x0003)
            .... 11.. .... .... = Rx 6 SS: Not Supported (0x0003)
            ..11 .... .... .... = Rx 7 SS: Not Supported (0x0003)
            11.. .... .... .... = Rx 8 SS: Not Supported (0x0003)
        ...0 0000 0000 0000 = Rx Highest Long GI Data Rate (in Mb/s, 0 = subfield not in use): 0x0000
        Tx MCS Map: 0xffff
        ...0 0000 0000 0000 = Tx Highest Long GI Data Rate  (in Mb/s, 0 = subfield not in use): 0x0000
Signed-off-by: default avatarFilip Matusiak <filip.matusiak@tieto.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
parent 269ebce4
......@@ -270,6 +270,22 @@ ieee80211_vht_cap_ie_to_sta_vht_cap(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata,
vht_cap->vht_mcs.tx_mcs_map |= cpu_to_le16(peer_tx << i * 2);
}
/*
* This is a workaround for VHT-enabled STAs which break the spec
* and have the VHT-MCS Rx map filled in with value 3 for all eight
* spacial streams, an example is AR9462.
*
* As per spec, in section 22.1.1 Introduction to the VHT PHY
* A VHT STA shall support at least single spactial stream VHT-MCSs
* 0 to 7 (transmit and receive) in all supported channel widths.
*/
if (vht_cap->vht_mcs.rx_mcs_map == cpu_to_le16(0xFFFF)) {
vht_cap->vht_supported = false;
sdata_info(sdata, "Ignoring VHT IE from %pM due to invalid rx_mcs_map\n",
sta->addr);
return;
}
/* finally set up the bandwidth */
switch (vht_cap->cap & IEEE80211_VHT_CAP_SUPP_CHAN_WIDTH_MASK) {
case IEEE80211_VHT_CAP_SUPP_CHAN_WIDTH_160MHZ:
......
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