On Thursday 31 July 2014 13:43:34 Adrian Chadd wrote:
> I think the idle counter there is the receive idle counter. Ie, it's
> not hearing frames from them.
> 
> See if you can figure out what frames it isn't hearing.

tcpdump for the last couple of minutes.

mesh-6c9a:~ # tcpdump -i wlan1 -n -e -y IEEE802_11_RADIO | grep 
00:21:a4:35:83:1b
tcpdump: data link type IEEE802_11_RADIO
tcpdump: WARNING: wlan1: no IPv4 address assigned
tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
listening on wlan1, link-type IEEE802_11_RADIO (802.11 plus radiotap header), 
capture size 65535 bytes
23:24:45.046188 16985251046258410120us tsft short preamble 6.0 Mb/s -82dB 
signal -96dB noise antenna 1 5520 MHz 11a BSSID:02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05 
DA:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff SA:00:21:a4:35:83:1b Beacon (mesh05) [6.0* 9.0 12.0* 18.0 
24.0* 36.0 48.0 54.0 Mbit] IBSS CH: 104
23:27:14.360001 16985251046409245942us tsft short preamble 6.0 Mb/s -84dB 
signal -96dB noise antenna 1 5520 MHz 11a BSSID:02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05 
DA:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff SA:00:21:a4:35:83:1b Beacon (mesh05) [6.0* 9.0 12.0* 18.0 
24.0* 36.0 48.0 54.0 Mbit] IBSS CH: 104
23:31:40.129098 16985251046677723213us tsft short preamble 6.0 Mb/s 54dBm tx 
power antenna 1 5520 MHz 11a CF +QoS DA:00:21:a4:35:83:1b SA:00:21:a4:35:6c:a9 
BSSID:02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05 
23:31:55.139074 16985251046692886125us tsft short preamble 6.0 Mb/s 54dBm tx 
power antenna 1 5520 MHz 11a CF +QoS DA:00:21:a4:35:83:1b SA:00:21:a4:35:6c:a9 
BSSID:02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05 
23:34:37.437525 16985251046856837656us tsft short preamble 6.0 Mb/s -83dB 
signal -96dB noise antenna 1 5520 MHz 11a BSSID:02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05 
DA:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff SA:00:21:a4:35:83:1b Beacon (mesh05) [6.0* 9.0 12.0* 18.0 
24.0* 36.0 48.0 54.0 Mbit] IBSS CH: 104
23:35:31.060875 16985251046911007901us tsft short preamble 6.0 Mb/s -83dB 
signal -96dB noise antenna 1 5520 MHz 11a BSSID:02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05 
DA:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff SA:00:21:a4:35:83:1b Beacon (mesh05) [6.0* 9.0 12.0* 18.0 
24.0* 36.0 48.0 54.0 Mbit] IBSS CH: 104
23:35:42.921206 16985251046922989068us tsft short preamble 6.0 Mb/s -83dB 
signal -96dB noise antenna 1 5520 MHz 11a BSSID:02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05 
DA:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff SA:00:21:a4:35:83:1b Beacon (mesh05) [6.0* 9.0 12.0* 18.0 
24.0* 36.0 48.0 54.0 Mbit] IBSS CH: 104


mesh-6c9a:~ # athstats -i ath1
13114        data frames received
1021         data frames transmit
75           long on-chip tx retries
9            tx failed 'cuz too many retries
54M          current transmit rate
1            watchdog timeouts
925          tx frames with no ack marked
21           rx failed 'cuz of bad CRC
39           periodic calibrations
-0/+0        TDMA slot adjust (usecs, smoothed)
43           rssi of last ack
44           avg recv rssi
-96          rx noise floor
30           tx frames through raw api
6            spur immunity level
1            OFDM weak signal detect
220          listen time
6            ANI increased spur immunity
4            ANI disabled OFDM weak signal detect
4            ANI disabled CCK weak signal threshold
426767       cumulative OFDM phy error count
24           ANI forced listen time to zero
75           missing ACK's
60           bad FCS
11323        beacons received
44           average rssi (beacons only)
Antenna profile:
[0] tx     1012 rx        0
[1] tx        0 rx    13114


> 
> The RSSI's look fine. So there's likely something else odd going on
> 
> 
> -a
> 
> 
> On 31 July 2014 13:00, Johann Hugo <jh...@meraka.csir.co.za> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > After an upgrade from FreeBSD 9.0 to 11.0 I'm losing comms to some of the 
wifi
> > clients that worked when I was using FreeBSD 9.0 (long distance links in 
mesh)
> >
> > On CURRENT the devices are still showing with list sta, but the idle 
counter
> > keeps growing + no comms to them.
> >
> >
> > FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE
> >
> > mesh-6c9a:~ # ifconfig wlan1 list sta
> > ADDR               AID CHAN RATE RSSI IDLE  TXSEQ  RXSEQ CAPS FLAG
> > 00:21:a4:35:6c:a9    0  104   0M  9.5    0    421  60496 I    A
> > 00:21:a4:35:6c:96    0  104  54M 21.0    0     98  10496 I    AQ      WME
> > 00:21:a4:35:83:38    0  104   6M  6.5    0     28    448 I    AQ      WME
> > 00:21:a4:35:83:1b    0  104   9M  8.0    0   4680  37056 I    AQ      WME
> > 00:80:48:62:e1:0f    0  104   6M  9.5    0     50  47136 I    AQ      WME
> >
> >
> > FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT
> >
> > mesh-6c9a:~ # ifconfig wlan1 list sta
> > ADDR               AID CHAN RATE RSSI IDLE  TXSEQ  RXSEQ CAPS FLAG
> > 00:21:a4:35:6c:a9    0  104   0M 13.5    0    142  38384 I    A
> > 00:21:a4:35:6c:96    0  104  54M 22.0    0     11  18048 I    AQ      WME
> > 00:21:a4:35:83:1b    0  104   6M  8.0   60      0      0 I    AQ      WME
> > 00:80:48:62:e1:0f    0  104   6M 11.5   30      0  41248      A
> > 00:21:a4:35:83:38    0  104   6M  7.0   60      0      0 I    AQ      WME
> >
> >
> > 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE
> >
> > mesh-6c9a:~ # uname -a
> > FreeBSD mesh-6c9a 9.0-STABLE FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE #1 r229528:231308: Wed Nov 
27
> > 12:21:54 SAST 2013     r...@magrathea.meraka.csir.co.za:/scratch/9-stable-
> > old/obj/arm.armeb/var/scratch/9-stable-old/src/sys/SMALL-CAMBRIA  arm
> >
> > dmesg
> > ath1: <Atheros 9280> irq 27 at device 2.0 on pci0
> > [ath] enabling AN_TOP2_FIXUP
> > ath1: AR9280 mac 128.2 RF5133 phy 13.0
> >
> > mesh-6c9a:~ # ifconfig -v wlan1
> > wlan1: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 
1500
> >         ether 00:21:a4:35:6c:a9
> >         inet6 fe80::221:a4ff:fe35:6ca9%wlan1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0xb
> >         inet6 fd35:ac5b:b116:10:221:a4ff:fe35:6ca9 prefixlen 64
> >         nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
> >         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11a <adhoc>
> >         status: running
> >         ssid mesh05 channel 104 (5520 MHz 11a) bssid 02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05
> >         regdomain NONE country ZA anywhere ecm authmode OPEN -wps -tsn
> >         privacy OFF deftxkey UNDEF powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
> >         txpower 27 txpowmax 50.0 -dotd rtsthreshold 2346 fragthreshold 
2346
> >         bmiss 7
> >         11a     ucast NONE    mgmt  6 Mb/s mcast  6 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         11b     ucast NONE    mgmt  1 Mb/s mcast  1 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         11g     ucast NONE    mgmt  1 Mb/s mcast  1 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         turboA  ucast NONE    mgmt  6 Mb/s mcast  6 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         turboG  ucast NONE    mgmt  1 Mb/s mcast  1 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         sturbo  ucast NONE    mgmt  6 Mb/s mcast  6 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         11na    ucast NONE    mgmt 12 MCS  mcast 12 MCS  maxretry 6
> >         11ng    ucast NONE    mgmt  2 MCS  mcast  2 MCS  maxretry 6
> >         half    ucast NONE    mgmt  3 Mb/s mcast  3 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         quarter ucast NONE    mgmt  1 Mb/s mcast  1 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         scanvalid 60 -bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250
> >         roam:11a     rssi    7dBm rate 12 Mb/s
> >         roam:11b     rssi    7dBm rate  1 Mb/s
> >         roam:11g     rssi    7dBm rate  5 Mb/s
> >         roam:turboA  rssi    7dBm rate 12 Mb/s
> >         roam:turboG  rssi    7dBm rate 12 Mb/s
> >         roam:sturbo  rssi    7dBm rate 12 Mb/s
> >         roam:11na    rssi    7dBm  MCS  1
> >         roam:11ng    rssi    7dBm  MCS  1
> >         roam:half    rssi    7dBm rate  6 Mb/s
> >         roam:quarter rssi    7dBm rate  3 Mb/s
> >         -pureg protmode CTS -ht -htcompat -ampdu ampdulimit 8k 
ampdudensity 8
> >         -amsdu -shortgi htprotmode RTSCTS -puren smps -rifs wme burst -
dwds
> >         roaming AUTO bintval 100
> >         AC_BE cwmin  4 cwmax 10 aifs  3 txopLimit   0 -acm ack
> >               cwmin  4 cwmax 10 aifs  3 txopLimit   0 -acm
> >         AC_BK cwmin  4 cwmax 10 aifs  7 txopLimit   0 -acm ack
> >               cwmin  4 cwmax 10 aifs  7 txopLimit   0 -acm
> >         AC_VI cwmin  3 cwmax  4 aifs  2 txopLimit  94 -acm ack
> >               cwmin  3 cwmax  4 aifs  2 txopLimit  94 -acm
> >         AC_VO cwmin  2 cwmax  3 aifs  2 txopLimit  47 -acm ack
> >               cwmin  2 cwmax  3 aifs  2 txopLimit  47 -acm
> >         groups: wlan
> >
> > 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > FreeBSD 11.0
> >
> > dmesg
> > ath1: <Atheros 9220> irq 27 at device 2.0 on pci0
> > [ath] enabling AN_TOP2_FIXUP
> > ath1: AR9220 mac 128.2 RF5133 phy 13.0
> > ath1: 2GHz radio: 0x0000; 5GHz radio: 0x00c0
> >
> >
> > mesh-6c9a:~ # uname -a
> > FreeBSD mesh-6c9a 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #1 r269182M: Mon Jul 
28
> > 14:51:06 SAST 2014     r...@magrathea.meraka.csir.co.za:/var/scratch/11-
> > current/obj/arm.armeb/var/scratch/11-current/src/sys/SMALL-CAMBRIA  arm
> >
> > mesh-6c9a:~ # ifconfig -v wlan1
> > wlan1: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 
1500
> >         ether 00:21:a4:35:6c:a9
> >         inet6 fe80::221:a4ff:fe35:6ca9%wlan1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8
> >         inet6 fd35:ac5b:b116:10:221:a4ff:fe35:6ca9 prefixlen 64
> >         groups: wlan
> >         ssid mesh05 channel 104 (5520 MHz 11a) bssid 02:8c:ca:fe:ca:05
> >         regdomain NONE country ZA anywhere ecm authmode OPEN -wps -tsn
> >         privacy OFF deftxkey UNDEF powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
> >         txpower 27 txpowmax 50.0 -dotd rtsthreshold 2346 fragthreshold 
2346
> >         bmiss 7
> >         11a     ucast NONE    mgmt  6 Mb/s mcast  6 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         11b     ucast NONE    mgmt  1 Mb/s mcast  1 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         11g     ucast NONE    mgmt  1 Mb/s mcast  1 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         turboA  ucast NONE    mgmt  6 Mb/s mcast  6 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         turboG  ucast NONE    mgmt  1 Mb/s mcast  1 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         sturbo  ucast NONE    mgmt  6 Mb/s mcast  6 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         11na    ucast NONE    mgmt 12 MCS  mcast 12 MCS  maxretry 6
> >         11ng    ucast NONE    mgmt  2 MCS  mcast  2 MCS  maxretry 6
> >         half    ucast NONE    mgmt  3 Mb/s mcast  3 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         quarter ucast NONE    mgmt  1 Mb/s mcast  1 Mb/s maxretry 6
> >         scanvalid 60 -bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250
> >         roam:11a     rssi    7dBm rate 12 Mb/s
> >         roam:11b     rssi    7dBm rate  1 Mb/s
> >         roam:11g     rssi    7dBm rate  5 Mb/s
> >         roam:turboA  rssi    7dBm rate 12 Mb/s
> >         roam:turboG  rssi    7dBm rate 12 Mb/s
> >         roam:sturbo  rssi    7dBm rate 12 Mb/s
> >         roam:11na    rssi    7dBm  MCS  1
> >         roam:11ng    rssi    7dBm  MCS  1
> >         roam:half    rssi    7dBm rate  6 Mb/s
> >         roam:quarter rssi    7dBm rate  3 Mb/s
> >         -pureg protmode CTS -ht -htcompat -ampdu ampdulimit 8k 
ampdudensity 8
> >         -amsdu -shortgi htprotmode RTSCTS -puren smps -rifs wme burst -
dwds
> >         roaming AUTO bintval 100
> >         AC_BE cwmin  4 cwmax 10 aifs  3 txopLimit   0 -acm ack
> >               cwmin  4 cwmax 10 aifs  3 txopLimit   0 -acm
> >         AC_BK cwmin  4 cwmax 10 aifs  7 txopLimit   0 -acm ack
> >               cwmin  4 cwmax 10 aifs  7 txopLimit   0 -acm
> >         AC_VI cwmin  3 cwmax  4 aifs  2 txopLimit  94 -acm ack
> >               cwmin  3 cwmax  4 aifs  2 txopLimit  94 -acm
> >         AC_VO cwmin  2 cwmax  3 aifs  2 txopLimit  47 -acm ack
> >               cwmin  2 cwmax  3 aifs  2 txopLimit  47 -acm
> >         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11a <adhoc>
> >         status: running
> >         nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
> >
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