ath9k has a hal, it's just not called "hal". it's called ath9k_hw.
On 26 April 2017 at 02:41, Valentin VERGEZ
> Thanks adrian for the answers !
> I wonder who provides the ATH HAL (for 93000) ? Qualcomm ?
> The linux ath9k do not use any HAL, so does Qualcomm provide an HAL only for
> BSD ?
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>> De: "Adrian Chadd" <adrian.ch...@gmail.com>
>> À: "Valentin VERGEZ" <valentin.ver...@stormshield.eu>
>> Cc: email@example.com
>> Envoyé: Mercredi 19 Avril 2017 17:23:25
>> Objet: Re: [PHY] Adaptive equipment
>> there's no DFS mode publicly available for ath. Everything but the
>> radar detector is in freebsd-head.
>> Oh, if it's talking about adaptive being "transmit rate" then yes, you
>> can configure a static transmit rate (ifconfig wlanX ucastrate Y).
>> Listen before talk is normal atheros CCA. it's done by the chip,
>> programmed by the HAL and can be driver controlled if you know what
>> code to add. By default it's set to the -62dBm level that you need for
>> On 19 April 2017 at 06:56, Valentin VERGEZ
>> <valentin.ver...@stormshield.eu> wrote:
>>> Do you guys know if the "Adaptive" aspect on a FreeBSD wifi product is
>>> manageable ?
>>> For an ETSI compliance certification, on a FreeBSD wifi Access Point with
>>> Atheros AR9380 NIC, the certifying authority needs to know if the equipment
>>> adaptive or non-adaptive. And if it's an adaptive equipment, if it has the
>>> possibility to switch to a non-adaptive mode.
>>> Regarding ETSI EN 300 328 V1.9.1 section 4.2.2, Adaptive could correspond
>>> to DFS
>>> ... which, on hostap mode, is not fully implemented ?
>>> I thought that adaptive was for auto-selecting modulation depending on
>>> Signal/Noise ratio. But now, i'm confused.
>>> However, it is my understanding that these aspects are operated by the
>>> HAL and therefore not manageable. I seek confirmation on this point.
>>> While I am on the subject, I wonder if the "Listen Before Talk" is Frame
>>> or Load Based. And again, is it operated by the HAL or an upper layer ?
>>> Valentin VERGEZ
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