mac80211: clarify scan request
Johannes Berg [Mon, 8 Sep 2008 15:47:23 +0000 (17:47 +0200)]
When a scan is requested for non-STA interfaces, we simply fire
off a scan, but for STA interfaces we shouldn't because they
could be in the middle of an association. This clarifies the
corresponding code.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>

net/mac80211/scan.c

index 1beefb5..9f61201 100644 (file)
@@ -674,23 +674,32 @@ int ieee80211_sta_start_scan(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *scan_sdata,
 
 int ieee80211_sta_req_scan(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata, u8 *ssid, size_t ssid_len)
 {
-       struct ieee80211_if_sta *ifsta = &sdata->u.sta;
        struct ieee80211_local *local = sdata->local;
+       struct ieee80211_if_sta *ifsta;
 
        if (sdata->vif.type != IEEE80211_IF_TYPE_STA)
                return ieee80211_sta_start_scan(sdata, ssid, ssid_len);
 
+       /*
+        * STA has a state machine that might need to defer scanning
+        * while it's trying to associate/authenticate, therefore we
+        * queue it up to the state machine in that case.
+        */
+
        if (local->sta_sw_scanning || local->sta_hw_scanning) {
                if (local->scan_sdata == sdata)
                        return 0;
                return -EBUSY;
        }
 
+       ifsta = &sdata->u.sta;
+
        ifsta->scan_ssid_len = ssid_len;
        if (ssid_len)
                memcpy(ifsta->scan_ssid, ssid, ssid_len);
        set_bit(IEEE80211_STA_REQ_SCAN, &ifsta->request);
        queue_work(local->hw.workqueue, &ifsta->work);
+
        return 0;
 }