Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "cfg80211: fix antenna gain handling" has been added to staging queue

login
register
mail settings
Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Dec. 5, 2012, 10:29 p.m.
Message ID <1354746560-20449-1-git-send-email-herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
Download mbox | patch
Permalink /patch/203983/
State New
Headers show

Comments

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Dec. 5, 2012, 10:29 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    cfg80211: fix antenna gain handling

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Herton

------

From 87351082a805fa0213bd8e5cf9f83d51fe75ac18 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Felix Fietkau <nbd@openwrt.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:56:19 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] cfg80211: fix antenna gain handling
X-Extended-Stable: 3.5

commit c4a9fafc77a5318f5ed26c509bbcddf03e18c201 upstream.

No driver initializes chan->max_antenna_gain to something sensible, and
the only place where it is being used right now is inside ath9k. This
leads to ath9k potentially using less tx power than it can use, which can
decrease performance/range in some rare cases.

Rather than going through every single driver, this patch initializes
chan->orig_mag in wiphy_register(), ignoring whatever value the driver
left in there. If a driver for some reason wishes to limit it independent
from regulatory rulesets, it can do so internally.

Signed-off-by: Felix Fietkau <nbd@openwrt.org>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
---
 net/wireless/core.c |    3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

--
1.7.9.5

Patch

diff --git a/net/wireless/core.c b/net/wireless/core.c
index e98ab2f..3f514b6 100644
--- a/net/wireless/core.c
+++ b/net/wireless/core.c
@@ -548,8 +548,7 @@  int wiphy_register(struct wiphy *wiphy)
 		for (i = 0; i < sband->n_channels; i++) {
 			sband->channels[i].orig_flags =
 				sband->channels[i].flags;
-			sband->channels[i].orig_mag =
-				sband->channels[i].max_antenna_gain;
+			sband->channels[i].orig_mag = INT_MAX;
 			sband->channels[i].orig_mpwr =
 				sband->channels[i].max_power;
 			sband->channels[i].band = band;