Name

struct wiphy — wireless hardware description

Synopsis

struct wiphy {
  u8 perm_addr[ETH_ALEN];
  u8 addr_mask[ETH_ALEN];
  struct mac_address * addresses;
  const struct ieee80211_txrx_stypes * mgmt_stypes;
  const struct ieee80211_iface_combination * iface_combinations;
  int n_iface_combinations;
  u16 software_iftypes;
  u16 n_addresses;
  u16 interface_modes;
  u16 max_acl_mac_addrs;
  u32 flags;
  u32 regulatory_flags;
  u32 features;
  u8 ext_features[DIV_ROUND_UP(NUM_NL80211_EXT_FEATURES# 8)];
  u32 ap_sme_capa;
  enum cfg80211_signal_type signal_type;
  int bss_priv_size;
  u8 max_scan_ssids;
  u8 max_sched_scan_ssids;
  u8 max_match_sets;
  u16 max_scan_ie_len;
  u16 max_sched_scan_ie_len;
  u32 max_sched_scan_plans;
  u32 max_sched_scan_plan_interval;
  u32 max_sched_scan_plan_iterations;
  int n_cipher_suites;
  const u32 * cipher_suites;
  u8 retry_short;
  u8 retry_long;
  u32 frag_threshold;
  u32 rts_threshold;
  u8 coverage_class;
  char fw_version[ETHTOOL_FWVERS_LEN];
  u32 hw_version;
#ifdef CONFIG_PM
  const struct wiphy_wowlan_support * wowlan;
  struct cfg80211_wowlan * wowlan_config;
#endif
  u16 max_remain_on_channel_duration;
  u8 max_num_pmkids;
  u32 available_antennas_tx;
  u32 available_antennas_rx;
  u32 probe_resp_offload;
  const u8 * extended_capabilities;
  const u8 * extended_capabilities_mask;
  u8 extended_capabilities_len;
  const struct wiphy_iftype_ext_capab * iftype_ext_capab;
  unsigned int num_iftype_ext_capab;
  const void * privid;
  struct ieee80211_supported_band * bands[NUM_NL80211_BANDS];
  void (* reg_notifier) (struct wiphy *wiphy,struct regulatory_request *request);
  const struct ieee80211_regdomain __rcu * regd;
  struct device dev;
  bool registered;
  struct dentry * debugfsdir;
  const struct ieee80211_ht_cap * ht_capa_mod_mask;
  const struct ieee80211_vht_cap * vht_capa_mod_mask;
  struct list_head wdev_list;
  possible_net_t _net;
#ifdef CONFIG_CFG80211_WEXT
  const struct iw_handler_def * wext;
#endif
  const struct wiphy_coalesce_support * coalesce;
  const struct wiphy_vendor_command * vendor_commands;
  const struct nl80211_vendor_cmd_info * vendor_events;
  int n_vendor_commands;
  int n_vendor_events;
  u16 max_ap_assoc_sta;
  u8 max_num_csa_counters;
  u8 max_adj_channel_rssi_comp;
  u32 bss_select_support;
  char priv[0];
};  

Members

perm_addr[ETH_ALEN]

permanent MAC address of this device

addr_mask[ETH_ALEN]

If the device supports multiple MAC addresses by masking, set this to a mask with variable bits set to 1, e.g. if the last four bits are variable then set it to 00-00-00-00-00-0f. The actual variable bits shall be determined by the interfaces added, with interfaces not matching the mask being rejected to be brought up.

addresses

If the device has more than one address, set this pointer to a list of addresses (6 bytes each). The first one will be used by default for perm_addr. In this case, the mask should be set to all-zeroes. In this case it is assumed that the device can handle the same number of arbitrary MAC addresses.

mgmt_stypes

bitmasks of frame subtypes that can be subscribed to or transmitted through nl80211, points to an array indexed by interface type

iface_combinations

Valid interface combinations array, should not list single interface types.

n_iface_combinations

number of entries in iface_combinations array.

software_iftypes

bitmask of software interface types, these are not subject to any restrictions since they are purely managed in SW.

n_addresses

number of addresses in addresses.

interface_modes

bitmask of interfaces types valid for this wiphy, must be set by driver

max_acl_mac_addrs

Maximum number of MAC addresses that the device supports for ACL.

flags

wiphy flags, see enum wiphy_flags

regulatory_flags

wiphy regulatory flags, see enum ieee80211_regulatory_flags

features

features advertised to nl80211, see enum nl80211_feature_flags.

ext_features[DIV_ROUND_UP(NUM_NL80211_EXT_FEATURES# 8)]

extended features advertised to nl80211, see enum nl80211_ext_feature_index.

ap_sme_capa

AP SME capabilities, flags from enum nl80211_ap_sme_features.

signal_type

signal type reported in struct cfg80211_bss.

bss_priv_size

each BSS struct has private data allocated with it, this variable determines its size

max_scan_ssids

maximum number of SSIDs the device can scan for in any given scan

max_sched_scan_ssids

maximum number of SSIDs the device can scan for in any given scheduled scan

max_match_sets

maximum number of match sets the device can handle when performing a scheduled scan, 0 if filtering is not supported.

max_scan_ie_len

maximum length of user-controlled IEs device can add to probe request frames transmitted during a scan, must not include fixed IEs like supported rates

max_sched_scan_ie_len

same as max_scan_ie_len, but for scheduled scans

max_sched_scan_plans

maximum number of scan plans (scan interval and number of iterations) for scheduled scan supported by the device.

max_sched_scan_plan_interval

maximum interval (in seconds) for a single scan plan supported by the device.

max_sched_scan_plan_iterations

maximum number of iterations for a single scan plan supported by the device.

n_cipher_suites

number of supported cipher suites

cipher_suites

supported cipher suites

retry_short

Retry limit for short frames (dot11ShortRetryLimit)

retry_long

Retry limit for long frames (dot11LongRetryLimit)

frag_threshold

Fragmentation threshold (dot11FragmentationThreshold); -1 = fragmentation disabled, only odd values >= 256 used

rts_threshold

RTS threshold (dot11RTSThreshold); -1 = RTS/CTS disabled

coverage_class

current coverage class

fw_version[ETHTOOL_FWVERS_LEN]

firmware version for ethtool reporting

hw_version

hardware version for ethtool reporting

wowlan

WoWLAN support information

wowlan_config

current WoWLAN configuration; this should usually not be used since access to it is necessarily racy, use the parameter passed to the suspend operation instead.

max_remain_on_channel_duration

Maximum time a remain-on-channel operation may request, if implemented.

max_num_pmkids

maximum number of PMKIDs supported by device

available_antennas_tx

bitmap of antennas which are available to be configured as TX antennas. Antenna configuration commands will be rejected unless this or available_antennas_rx is set.

available_antennas_rx

bitmap of antennas which are available to be configured as RX antennas. Antenna configuration commands will be rejected unless this or available_antennas_tx is set.

probe_resp_offload

Bitmap of supported protocols for probe response offloading. See enum nl80211_probe_resp_offload_support_attr. Only valid when the wiphy flag WIPHY_FLAG_AP_PROBE_RESP_OFFLOAD is set.

extended_capabilities

extended capabilities supported by the driver, additional capabilities might be supported by userspace; these are the 802.11 extended capabilities (Extended Capabilities element) and are in the same format as in the information element. See 802.11-2012 8.4.2.29 for the defined fields. These are the default extended capabilities to be used if the capabilities are not specified for a specific interface type in iftype_ext_capab.

extended_capabilities_mask

mask of the valid values

extended_capabilities_len

length of the extended capabilities

iftype_ext_capab

array of extended capabilities per interface type

num_iftype_ext_capab

number of interface types for which extended capabilities are specified separately.

privid

a pointer that drivers can use to identify if an arbitrary wiphy is theirs, e.g. in global notifiers

bands[NUM_NL80211_BANDS]

information about bands/channels supported by this device

reg_notifier

the driver's regulatory notification callback, note that if your driver uses wiphy_apply_custom_regulatory the reg_notifier's request can be passed as NULL

regd

the driver's regulatory domain, if one was requested via the regulatory_hint API. This can be used by the driver on the reg_notifier if it chooses to ignore future regulatory domain changes caused by other drivers.

dev

(virtual) struct device for this wiphy

registered

helps synchronize suspend/resume with wiphy unregister

debugfsdir

debugfs directory used for this wiphy, will be renamed automatically on wiphy renames

ht_capa_mod_mask

Specify what ht_cap values can be over-ridden. If null, then none can be over-ridden.

vht_capa_mod_mask

Specify what VHT capabilities can be over-ridden. If null, then none can be over-ridden.

wdev_list

the list of associated (virtual) interfaces; this list must not be modified by the driver, but can be read with RTNL/RCU protection.

_net

the network namespace this wiphy currently lives in

wext

wireless extension handlers

coalesce

packet coalescing support information

vendor_commands

array of vendor commands supported by the hardware

vendor_events

array of vendor events supported by the hardware

n_vendor_commands

number of vendor commands

n_vendor_events

number of vendor events

max_ap_assoc_sta

maximum number of associated stations supported in AP mode (including P2P GO) or 0 to indicate no such limit is advertised. The driver is allowed to advertise a theoretical limit that it can reach in some cases, but may not always reach.

max_num_csa_counters

Number of supported csa_counters in beacons and probe responses. This value should be set if the driver wishes to limit the number of csa counters. Default (0) means infinite.

max_adj_channel_rssi_comp

max offset of between the channel on which the frame was sent and the channel on which the frame was heard for which the reported rssi is still valid. If a driver is able to compensate the low rssi when a frame is heard on different channel, then it should set this variable to the maximal offset for which it can compensate. This value should be set in MHz.

bss_select_support

bitmask indicating the BSS selection criteria supported by the driver in the .connect callback. The bit position maps to the attribute indices defined in enum nl80211_bss_select_attr.

priv[0]

driver private data (sized according to wiphy_new parameter)