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SubjectRe: [bluetooth] linux-3.x regression (bisected)
Hi Rene,

* Rene Herman <> [2011-12-28 02:53:26 +0100]:

> On 28-12-11 02:28, Gustavo Padovan wrote:
> >>For some reason your adapter is returning here the same value of
> >>Read Local Features. I would say your device is broken. The only
> >>fix I have in mind now is throw away the device.
> >
> >Yes, I have one of these ISSC devices, it's completely broken
> >device.
> It worked well upto and including 2.6.29 though.

We never used Extended Features before 2.6.39

> This would seem to be the kind of thing other subsystems use quirk
> handling for. The device identifies itself as "1131:1004":
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1131:1004 Integrated System Solution Corp.
> Bluetooth Device
> Do you guys have infra-structure in place for adapter-specific
> (quitk) handling?

I think this patch can do handling, let's see what others think.


Author: Gustavo F. Padovan <>
Date: Wed Dec 28 13:40:02 2011 -0200

Bluetooth: Fix lmp_host_le_capable() check for broken devices

Some dongles reports a wrong Local Extended Features leading the kernel
think that dongle support LE while it don't.

The fix here is just rely on a bit in Local Features (LE Capable) to tell
us if the device really supports LE.

LE Host Capable is the only bit used from Local Extended Features in our

Signed-off-by: Gustavo F. Padovan <>

diff --git a/include/net/bluetooth/hci_core.h b/include/net/bluetooth/hci_core.h
index 5e2e984..c693111 100644
--- a/include/net/bluetooth/hci_core.h
+++ b/include/net/bluetooth/hci_core.h
@@ -676,7 +676,11 @@ void hci_conn_del_sysfs(struct hci_conn *conn);
#define lmp_le_capable(dev) ((dev)->features[4] & LMP_LE)

/* ----- Extended LMP capabilities ----- */
-#define lmp_host_le_capable(dev) ((dev)->extfeatures[0] & LMP_HOST_LE)
+/* Some crap dongles does not report a proper Local Extended Features causing
+ * the kernel to wrongly init it as a LE device. So first check if it is LE
+ * capable (controller) which is a info from the Local Features */
+#define lmp_host_le_capable(dev) ( lmp_le_capable(dev) && \
+ (dev)->extfeatures[0] & LMP_HOST_LE)

/* ----- HCI protocols ----- */
static inline int hci_proto_connect_ind(struct hci_dev *hdev, bdaddr_t *bdaddr,

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