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authorMichal Kazior <michal.kazior@tieto.com>2015-02-10 12:48:44 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2015-04-13 14:03:00 +0200
commit3ff96867c55f70d0625aa4fdbbae61d66f488a5c (patch)
tree38cee09cfd7aa0bea54cdfe9225424d0c88fa68d /net
parent25a9b87706ff75ae1ddd5137635961232640db0c (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-3ff96867c55f70d0625aa4fdbbae61d66f488a5c.tar.gz
mac80211: disable u-APSD queues by default
commit aa75ebc275b2a91b193654a177daf900ad6703f0 upstream. Some APs experience problems when working with U-APSD. Decreasing the probability of that happening by using legacy mode for all ACs but VO isn't enough. Cisco 4410N originally forced us to enable VO by default only because it treated non-VO ACs as legacy. However some APs (notably Netgear R7000) silently reclassify packets to different ACs. Since u-APSD ACs require trigger frames for frame retrieval clients would never see some frames (e.g. ARP responses) or would fetch them accidentally after a long time. It makes little sense to enable u-APSD queues by default because it needs userspace applications to be aware of it to actually take advantage of the possible additional powersavings. Implicitly depending on driver autotrigger frame support doesn't make much sense. Signed-off-by: Michal Kazior <michal.kazior@tieto.com> Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'net')
-rw-r--r--net/mac80211/ieee80211_i.h23
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/net/mac80211/ieee80211_i.h b/net/mac80211/ieee80211_i.h
index bf7a1bbb975f..e278c64572de 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/ieee80211_i.h
+++ b/net/mac80211/ieee80211_i.h
@@ -57,13 +57,24 @@ struct ieee80211_local;
#define IEEE80211_UNSET_POWER_LEVEL INT_MIN
/*
- * Some APs experience problems when working with U-APSD. Decrease the
- * probability of that happening by using legacy mode for all ACs but VO.
- * The AP that caused us trouble was a Cisco 4410N. It ignores our
- * setting, and always treats non-VO ACs as legacy.
+ * Some APs experience problems when working with U-APSD. Decreasing the
+ * probability of that happening by using legacy mode for all ACs but VO isn't
+ * enough.
+ *
+ * Cisco 4410N originally forced us to enable VO by default only because it
+ * treated non-VO ACs as legacy.
+ *
+ * However some APs (notably Netgear R7000) silently reclassify packets to
+ * different ACs. Since u-APSD ACs require trigger frames for frame retrieval
+ * clients would never see some frames (e.g. ARP responses) or would fetch them
+ * accidentally after a long time.
+ *
+ * It makes little sense to enable u-APSD queues by default because it needs
+ * userspace applications to be aware of it to actually take advantage of the
+ * possible additional powersavings. Implicitly depending on driver autotrigger
+ * frame support doesn't make much sense.
*/
-#define IEEE80211_DEFAULT_UAPSD_QUEUES \
- IEEE80211_WMM_IE_STA_QOSINFO_AC_VO
+#define IEEE80211_DEFAULT_UAPSD_QUEUES 0
#define IEEE80211_DEFAULT_MAX_SP_LEN \
IEEE80211_WMM_IE_STA_QOSINFO_SP_ALL