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+#
+# This outlines the Linux authentication/association and
+# deauthentication/disassociation flows.
+#
+# This can be converted into a diagram using the service
+# at http://www.websequencediagrams.com/
+#
+
+participant userspace
+participant mac80211
+participant driver
+
+alt authentication needed (not FT)
+userspace->mac80211: authenticate
+
+alt authenticated/authenticating already
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP, not-exists)
+mac80211->driver: bss_info_changed(clear BSSID)
+else associated
+note over mac80211,driver
+like deauth/disassoc, without sending the
+BA session stop & deauth/disassoc frames
+end note
+end
+
+mac80211->driver: config(channel, channel type)
+mac80211->driver: bss_info_changed(set BSSID, basic rate bitmap)
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP, exists)
+
+alt no probe request data known
+mac80211->driver: TX directed probe request
+driver->mac80211: RX probe response
+end
+
+mac80211->driver: TX auth frame
+driver->mac80211: RX auth frame
+
+alt WEP shared key auth
+mac80211->driver: TX auth frame
+driver->mac80211: RX auth frame
+end
+
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP, authenticated)
+mac80211->userspace: RX auth frame
+
+end
+
+userspace->mac80211: associate
+alt authenticated or associated
+note over mac80211,driver: cleanup like for authenticate
+end
+
+alt not previously authenticated (FT)
+mac80211->driver: config(channel, channel type)
+mac80211->driver: bss_info_changed(set BSSID, basic rate bitmap)
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP, exists)
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP, authenticated)
+end
+mac80211->driver: TX assoc
+driver->mac80211: RX assoc response
+note over mac80211: init rate control
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP, associated)
+
+alt not using WPA
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP, authorized)
+end
+
+mac80211->driver: set up QoS parameters
+
+mac80211->driver: bss_info_changed(QoS, HT, associated with AID)
+mac80211->userspace: associated
+
+note left of userspace: associated now
+
+alt using WPA
+note over userspace
+do 4-way-handshake
+(data frames)
+end note
+userspace->mac80211: authorized
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP, authorized)
+end
+
+userspace->mac80211: deauthenticate/disassociate
+mac80211->driver: stop BA sessions
+mac80211->driver: TX deauth/disassoc
+mac80211->driver: flush frames
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP,associated)
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP,authenticated)
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP,exists)
+mac80211->driver: sta_state(AP,not-exists)
+mac80211->driver: turn off powersave
+mac80211->driver: bss_info_changed(clear BSSID, not associated, no QoS, ...)
+mac80211->driver: config(channel type to non-HT)
+mac80211->userspace: disconnected