[rt2x00-users] [PATCH 1/2] mac80211: distinct between max rates and the number of rates the hw can report

Ivo Van Doorn ivdoorn at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 19:20:59 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Helmut Schaa
<helmut.schaa at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Some drivers cannot handle multiple retry rates specified by the rc
> algorithm but instead use their own retry table (for example rt2800).
> However, if such a device registers itself with a max_rates value of 1
> the rc algorithm cannot make use of the extended information the device
> can provide about retried rates. On the other hand, if a device
> registers itself with a max_rates value > 1 the rc algorithm assumes
> that the device can handle multi rate retries.
> Fix this issue by introducing another hw parameter max_report_rates that
> can be set to a different value then max_rates to indicate if a device
> is capable of reporting more rates then specified in max_rates.
> Signed-off-by: Helmut Schaa <helmut.schaa at googlemail.com>



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