Association race when acting as AP?

Eliad Peller eliad at
Thu Jul 2 04:43:20 EDT 2015

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Johannes Berg <johannes at>

> [please try to send w/o html if you're CC'ing the linux-wireless list]
> > To me this looks like a race in hostapd. The station should be
> > installed to driver _before_ sending Assoc Resp frame, not after. My
> > quick-n-dirty hack seems to help:
> >
> [...]
> > Is anyone aware of this problem already? Anyone working on it? Any
> > gotchas I should be aware of before I go into fixing this in a proper
> > way? Or am I missing something and this isn't actually a problem?
> The TI folks had a similar patch that broke open networks, not sure
> what was wrong there.
> there was some implementation error. it was fixed later on.

also, take a look at this thread:

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