Association race when acting as AP?

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at
Thu Jul 2 06:39:19 EDT 2015

On 2 July 2015 at 10:43, Eliad Peller <eliad at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Johannes Berg <johannes at>
> wrote:
>> [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:

Thanks! Looks like you guys hit this with EAPOL frames. I'll look into it more.

Is there any particular reason why these TI-OpenLink patches weren't
submitted/merged to hostap?


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