[PATCH 233/577] Staging: rtl8187se: Do not send NULL BSSID events when not associated

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at suse.de
Fri May 21 19:59:22 UTC 2010

From: Samuel Ortiz <sameo at linux.intel.com>

If we're not associated, we should not send wireless events to let userspace
know that we just left an ESSID, simply because we havent yet joined it.
If we keep on doing that, wpa_supplicant could receive such events while
actually trying to join an ESSID, and thus decide to stop trying. This leads
to a lot of connection failures as this driver seems to be sending GIWAP
events quite a lot.

Signed-off-by: Samuel Ortiz <sameo at linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at suse.de>
 .../rtl8187se/ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c        |    6 ++++--
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8187se/ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8187se/ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c
index 5fdb8f3..e099a5f 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/rtl8187se/ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8187se/ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c
@@ -2322,9 +2322,11 @@ void ieee80211_disassociate(struct ieee80211_device *ieee)
-	ieee->state = IEEE80211_NOLINK;
-	notify_wx_assoc_event(ieee);
+	if (ieee->state == IEEE80211_LINKED)
+		notify_wx_assoc_event(ieee);
+	ieee->state = IEEE80211_NOLINK;
 void ieee80211_associate_retry_wq(struct work_struct *work)

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