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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mt76: Enable NL80211_EXT_FEATURE_CQM_RSSI_LIST
Hi Kalle & Arnd,
On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 8:44 PM Arend van Spriel
<arend.vanspriel@broadcom.com> wrote:
> > So have you tested this and with what devices? For example, does it work
> > with recently added USB devices?
>
> I was looking into this as it looks suspicious to me. From reading the
> description of this ext_feature flag it seems this is an extention of CQM:

Thank you very much for your feedback. My commit message should have
been more detailed, sorry about that. I have checked that the flag
works as intended with mt7602-, mt7603- and mt7612-based wifi cards. I
have not had the opportunity to test with any of the recently added
USB devices, as I don't have access to any of those.

In order to test the flag, I wrote a small program which subscribes to
the CQM-multicast group, passes an RSSI threshold-list to the kernel
and logs the received CQM-events. I then disconnected and connected
the wifi-antennas of the different cards. My threshold list was {-70,
-60, -50, -40} and while unscrewing the antenna I received multiple
below-events. When I attached the antenna again, I received multiple
above-events. As an example, here is the log when I tested with mt7612
(singal level when starting was ~-48 dBm):

Requested nl80211 generic netlink id
nl80211 has generic netlink id: 23
mlme ID is 5
Added socket to mlme group
Sent NL80211_CMD_SET_CQM
No error
Wifi (idx 18) went below threshold. RSSI -52
Wifi (idx 18) went above threshold. RSSI -49
Wifi (idx 18) went below threshold. RSSI -52
Wifi (idx 18) went below threshold. RSSI -62
Wifi (idx 18) went above threshold. RSSI -59
Wifi (idx 18) went above threshold. RSSI -49

Based on how I interpret the output and my understanding of how CQM +
RSSI_LIST works, this output shows that mt76 works fine with
NL80211_EXT_FEATURE_CQM_RSSI_LIST (at least for my cards). The list
was interpreted and handled correctly, as I received events when the
RSSI passed different thresholds in my list (-50, -60).

BR,
Kristian

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