[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "mac80211: fix FT roaming" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Jan. 31, 2013, 10:09 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mac80211: fix FT roaming

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


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



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From: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:34:25 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] mac80211: fix FT roaming
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commit 1626e0fa740dec8665a973cf2349405cdfeb46dc upstream.

During FT roaming, wpa_supplicant attempts to set the
key before association. This used to be rejected, but
as a side effect of my commit 66e67e418908442389d3a9e
("mac80211: redesign auth/assoc") the key was accepted
causing hardware crypto to not be used for it as the
station isn't added to the driver yet.

It would be possible to accept the key and then add it
to the driver when the station has been added. However,
this may run into issues with drivers using the state-
based station adding if they accept the key only after
association like it used to be.

For now, revert to the behaviour from before the auth
and assoc change.

Reported-by: Cédric Debarge <cedric.debarge@acksys.fr>
Tested-by: Cédric Debarge <cedric.debarge@acksys.fr>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 net/mac80211/cfg.c |   12 +++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/net/mac80211/cfg.c b/net/mac80211/cfg.c
index 7d5108a..56386f1 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/cfg.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/cfg.c
@@ -151,7 +151,17 @@  static int ieee80211_add_key(struct wiphy *wiphy, struct net_device *dev,
 			sta = sta_info_get(sdata, mac_addr);
 			sta = sta_info_get_bss(sdata, mac_addr);
-		if (!sta) {
+		/*
+		 * The ASSOC test makes sure the driver is ready to
+		 * receive the key. When wpa_supplicant has roamed
+		 * using FT, it attempts to set the key before
+		 * association has completed, this rejects that attempt
+		 * so it will set the key again after assocation.
+		 *
+		 * TODO: accept the key if we have a station entry and
+		 *       add it to the device after the station.
+		 */
+		if (!sta || !test_sta_flag(sta, WLAN_STA_ASSOC)) {
 			ieee80211_key_free(sdata->local, key);
 			err = -ENOENT;
 			goto out_unlock;