path: root/include/linux/nl80211.h
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authorLuciano Coelho <coelho@ti.com>2011-05-11 17:09:35 +0300
committerJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>2011-05-11 15:12:26 -0400
commit807f8a8c300435d5483e8d78df9dcdbc27333166 (patch)
tree1537d40e149d7a8712fe63d17ea3b51093bf03a1 /include/linux/nl80211.h
parent6bdbdbf4a151a3a1333818cd17a7d7795e936041 (diff)
cfg80211/nl80211: add support for scheduled scans
Implement new functionality for scheduled scan offload. With this feature we can scan automatically at certain intervals. The idea is that the hardware can perform scan automatically and filter on desired results without waking up the host unnecessarily. Add NL80211_CMD_START_SCHED_SCAN and NL80211_CMD_STOP_SCHED_SCAN commands to the nl80211 interface. When results are available they are reported by NL80211_CMD_SCHED_SCAN_RESULTS events. The userspace is informed when the scheduled scan has stopped with a NL80211_CMD_SCHED_SCAN_STOPPED event, which can be triggered either by the driver or by a call to NL80211_CMD_STOP_SCHED_SCAN. Signed-off-by: Luciano Coelho <coelho@ti.com> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux/nl80211.h')
1 files changed, 25 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/nl80211.h b/include/linux/nl80211.h
index de96783954a..f8b5595ba4a 100644
--- a/include/linux/nl80211.h
+++ b/include/linux/nl80211.h
@@ -203,6 +203,26 @@
* @NL80211_CMD_SCAN_ABORTED: scan was aborted, for unspecified reasons,
* partial scan results may be available
+ * @NL80211_CMD_START_SCHED_SCAN: start a scheduled scan. Like with normal
+ * scans, if SSIDs (%NL80211_ATTR_SCAN_SSIDS) are passed, they are used
+ * in the probe requests. For broadcast, a broadcast SSID must be
+ * passed (ie. an empty string). If no SSID is passed, no probe
+ * requests are sent and a passive scan is performed.
+ * %NL80211_ATTR_SCAN_FREQUENCIES, if passed, define which channels
+ * should be scanned; if not passed, all channels allowed for the
+ * current regulatory domain are used. Extra IEs can also be passed
+ * from the userspace by using the %NL80211_ATTR_IE attribute.
+ * @NL80211_CMD_STOP_SCHED_SCAN: stop a scheduled scan
+ * @NL80211_CMD_SCHED_SCAN_RESULTS: indicates that there are scheduled scan
+ * results available.
+ * @NL80211_CMD_SCHED_SCAN_STOPPED: indicates that the scheduled scan has
+ * stopped. The driver may issue this event at any time during a
+ * scheduled scan. One reason for stopping the scan is if the hardware
+ * does not support starting an association or a normal scan while running
+ * a scheduled scan. This event is also sent when the
+ * %NL80211_CMD_STOP_SCHED_SCAN command is received or when the interface
+ * is brought down while a scheduled scan was running.
+ *
* @NL80211_CMD_GET_SURVEY: get survey resuls, e.g. channel occupation
* or noise level
* @NL80211_CMD_NEW_SURVEY_RESULTS: survey data notification (as a reply to
@@ -545,6 +565,11 @@ enum nl80211_commands {
/* add new commands above here */
/* used to define NL80211_CMD_MAX below */