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authorDan Williams <dcbw@redhat.com>2008-05-29 14:38:28 -0400
committerJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>2008-06-04 15:57:10 -0400
commita6d4eae80157830af9c9d80de2daf6611696a34e (patch)
tree7b6aca539eb62f212d0e6906408ddaaefccf79f8
parentb212f3378a9cfca4da52d7c7e6f79ead8ec287fc (diff)
ipw2200: expire and use oldest BSS on adhoc create
If there are no networks on the free list, expire the oldest one when creating a new adhoc network. Because ipw2200 and the ieee80211 stack don't actually cull old networks and place them back on the free list unless they are needed for new probe responses, over time the free list would become empty and creating an adhoc network would fail due to the ! list_empty(...) check. Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dcbw@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c27
1 files changed, 25 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
index d74c061994ae..729336774828 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
@@ -7558,8 +7558,31 @@ static int ipw_associate(void *data)
priv->ieee->iw_mode == IW_MODE_ADHOC &&
priv->config & CFG_ADHOC_CREATE &&
priv->config & CFG_STATIC_ESSID &&
- priv->config & CFG_STATIC_CHANNEL &&
- !list_empty(&priv->ieee->network_free_list)) {
+ priv->config & CFG_STATIC_CHANNEL) {
+ /* Use oldest network if the free list is empty */
+ if (list_empty(&priv->ieee->network_free_list)) {
+ struct ieee80211_network *oldest = NULL;
+ struct ieee80211_network *target;
+ DECLARE_MAC_BUF(mac);
+
+ list_for_each_entry(target, &priv->ieee->network_list, list) {
+ if ((oldest == NULL) ||
+ (target->last_scanned < oldest->last_scanned))
+ oldest = target;
+ }
+
+ /* If there are no more slots, expire the oldest */
+ list_del(&oldest->list);
+ target = oldest;
+ IPW_DEBUG_ASSOC("Expired '%s' (%s) from "
+ "network list.\n",
+ escape_essid(target->ssid,
+ target->ssid_len),
+ print_mac(mac, target->bssid));
+ list_add_tail(&target->list,
+ &priv->ieee->network_free_list);
+ }
+
element = priv->ieee->network_free_list.next;
network = list_entry(element, struct ieee80211_network, list);
ipw_adhoc_create(priv, network);

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