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Commit:     75a5f0ccfdbc0151ee40bb742f7b5c8eba493c0e
Parent:     1bc0826c8f5f3fa26644a8e878aae0be304a670f
Author:     Johannes Berg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
AuthorDate: Tue Sep 18 17:29:20 2007 -0400
Committer:  David S. Miller <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CommitDate: Wed Oct 10 16:52:59 2007 -0700

    [PATCH] mac80211: document a lot more
    
    This patch adds a lot more documentation (in kernel-doc format)
    to include/net/mac80211.h
    
    Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Signed-off-by: Michael Wu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
---
 include/net/mac80211.h |  792 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
 1 files changed, 499 insertions(+), 293 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/net/mac80211.h b/include/net/mac80211.h
index c5554ad..d2cf734 100644
--- a/include/net/mac80211.h
+++ b/include/net/mac80211.h
@@ -22,29 +22,51 @@
 #include <net/wireless.h>
 #include <net/cfg80211.h>
 
-/* Note! Only ieee80211_tx_status_irqsafe() and ieee80211_rx_irqsafe() can be
+/**
+ * DOC: Introduction
+ *
+ * mac80211 is the Linux stack for 802.11 hardware that implements
+ * only partial functionality in hard- or firmware. This document
+ * defines the interface between mac80211 and low-level hardware
+ * drivers.
+ */
+
+/**
+ * DOC: Calling mac80211 from interrupts
+ *
+ * Only ieee80211_tx_status_irqsafe() and ieee80211_rx_irqsafe() can be
  * called in hardware interrupt context. The low-level driver must not call any
  * other functions in hardware interrupt context. If there is a need for such
  * call, the low-level driver should first ACK the interrupt and perform the
- * IEEE 802.11 code call after this, e.g., from a scheduled tasklet (in
- * software interrupt context).
+ * IEEE 802.11 code call after this, e.g. from a scheduled workqueue function.
  */
 
-/*
- * Frame format used when passing frame between low-level hardware drivers
- * and IEEE 802.11 driver the same as used in the wireless media, i.e.,
- * buffers start with IEEE 802.11 header and include the same octets that
- * are sent over air.
- *
- * If hardware uses IEEE 802.3 headers (and perform 802.3 <-> 802.11
- * conversion in firmware), upper layer 802.11 code needs to be changed to
- * support this.
- *
- * If the receive frame format is not the same as the real frame sent
- * on the wireless media (e.g., due to padding etc.), upper layer 802.11 code
- * could be updated to provide support for such format assuming this would
- * optimize the performance, e.g., by removing need to re-allocation and
- * copying of the data.
+/**
+ * DOC: Warning
+ *
+ * If you're reading this document and not the header file itself, it will
+ * be incomplete because not all documentation has been converted yet.
+ */
+
+/**
+ * DOC: Frame format
+ *
+ * As a general rule, when frames are passed between mac80211 and the driver,
+ * they start with the IEEE 802.11 header and include the same octets that are
+ * sent over the air except for the FCS which should be calculated by the
+ * hardware.
+ *
+ * There are, however, various exceptions to this rule for advanced features:
+ *
+ * The first exception is for hardware encryption and decryption offload
+ * where the IV/ICV may or may not be generated in hardware.
+ *
+ * Secondly, when the hardware handles fragmentation, the frame handed to
+ * the driver from mac80211 is the MSDU, not the MPDU.
+ *
+ * Finally, for received frames, the driver is able to indicate that it has
+ * filled a radiotap header and put that in front of the frame; if it does
+ * not do so then mac80211 may add this under certain circumstances.
  */
 
 #define IEEE80211_CHAN_W_SCAN 0x00000001
@@ -480,7 +502,7 @@ enum ieee80211_if_types {
  */
 struct ieee80211_if_init_conf {
        int if_id;
-       int type;
+       enum ieee80211_if_types type;
        void *mac_addr;
 };
 
@@ -645,351 +667,426 @@ enum ieee80211_hw_flags {
 
 /**
  * struct ieee80211_hw - hardware information and state
- * TODO: move documentation into kernel-doc format
+ *
+ * This structure contains the configuration and hardware
+ * information for an 802.11 PHY.
+ *
+ * @wiphy: This points to the &struct wiphy allocated for this
+ *     802.11 PHY. You must fill in the @perm_addr and @dev
+ *     members of this structure using SET_IEEE80211_DEV()
+ *     and SET_IEEE80211_PERM_ADDR().
+ *
+ * @conf: &struct ieee80211_conf, device configuration, don't use.
+ *
+ * @workqueue: single threaded workqueue available for driver use,
+ *     allocated by mac80211 on registration and flushed on
+ *     unregistration.
+ *
+ * @priv: pointer to private area that was allocated for driver use
+ *     along with this structure.
+ *
+ * @flags: hardware flags, see &enum ieee80211_hw_flags.
+ *
+ * @extra_tx_headroom: headroom to reserve in each transmit skb
+ *     for use by the driver (e.g. for transmit headers.)
+ *
+ * @channel_change_time: time (in microseconds) it takes to change channels.
+ *
+ * @max_rssi: Maximum value for ssi in RX information, use
+ *     negative numbers for dBm and 0 to indicate no support.
+ *
+ * @max_signal: like @max_rssi, but for the signal value.
+ *
+ * @max_noise: like @max_rssi, but for the noise value.
+ *
+ * @queues: number of available hardware transmit queues for
+ *     data packets. WMM/QoS requires at least four.
  */
 struct ieee80211_hw {
-       /* points to the cfg80211 wiphy for this piece. Note
-        * that you must fill in the perm_addr and dev fields
-        * of this structure, use the macros provided below. */
-       struct wiphy *wiphy;
-
-       /* assigned by mac80211, don't write */
        struct ieee80211_conf conf;
-
-       /* Single thread workqueue available for driver use
-        * Allocated by mac80211 on registration */
+       struct wiphy *wiphy;
        struct workqueue_struct *workqueue;
-
-       /* Pointer to the private area that was
-        * allocated with this struct for you. */
        void *priv;
-
-       /* The rest is information about your hardware */
-
-       u32 flags;                      /* hardware flags defined above */
-
-       /* Set to the size of a needed device specific skb headroom for TX 
skbs. */
+       u32 flags;
        unsigned int extra_tx_headroom;
-
-       /* This is the time in us to change channels
-        */
        int channel_change_time;
-       /* Maximum values for various statistics.
-        * Leave at 0 to indicate no support. Use negative numbers for dBm. */
+       u8 queues;
        s8 max_rssi;
        s8 max_signal;
        s8 max_noise;
-
-       /* Number of available hardware TX queues for data packets.
-        * WMM requires at least four queues. */
-       int queues;
 };
 
+/**
+ * SET_IEEE80211_DEV - set device for 802.11 hardware
+ *
+ * @hw: the &struct ieee80211_hw to set the device for
+ * @dev: the &struct device of this 802.11 device
+ */
 static inline void SET_IEEE80211_DEV(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct device 
*dev)
 {
        set_wiphy_dev(hw->wiphy, dev);
 }
 
+/**
+ * SET_IEEE80211_PERM_ADDR - set the permanenet MAC address for 802.11 hardware
+ *
+ * @hw: the &struct ieee80211_hw to set the MAC address for
+ * @addr: the address to set
+ */
 static inline void SET_IEEE80211_PERM_ADDR(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u8 *addr)
 {
        memcpy(hw->wiphy->perm_addr, addr, ETH_ALEN);
 }
 
-/*
- * flags for change_filter_flags()
+/**
+ * DOC: Hardware crypto acceleration
+ *
+ * mac80211 is capable of taking advantage of many hardware
+ * acceleration designs for encryption and decryption operations.
+ *
+ * The set_key() callback in the &struct ieee80211_ops for a given
+ * device is called to enable hardware acceleration of encryption and
+ * decryption. The callback takes an @address parameter that will be
+ * the broadcast address for default keys, the other station's hardware
+ * address for individual keys or the zero address for keys that will
+ * be used only for transmission.
+ * Multiple transmission keys with the same key index may be used when
+ * VLANs are configured for an access point.
  *
- * Note that e.g. if PROMISC_IN_BSS is unset then
- * you should still do MAC address filtering if
- * possible even if OTHER_BSS is set to indicate
- * no BSSID filtering should be done.
+ * The @local_address parameter will always be set to our own address,
+ * this is only relevant if you support multiple local addresses.
+ *
+ * When transmitting, the TX control data will use the @hw_key_idx
+ * selected by the driver by modifying the &struct ieee80211_key_conf
+ * pointed to by the @key parameter to the set_key() function.
+ *
+ * The set_key() call for the %SET_KEY command should return 0 if
+ * the key is now in use, -%EOPNOTSUPP or -%ENOSPC if it couldn't be
+ * added; if you return 0 then hw_key_idx must be assigned to the
+ * hardware key index, you are free to use the full u8 range.
+ *
+ * When the cmd is %DISABLE_KEY then it must succeed.
+ *
+ * Note that it is permissible to not decrypt a frame even if a key
+ * for it has been uploaded to hardware, the stack will not make any
+ * decision based on whether a key has been uploaded or not but rather
+ * based on the receive flags.
+ *
+ * The &struct ieee80211_key_conf structure pointed to by the @key
+ * parameter is guaranteed to be valid until another call to set_key()
+ * removes it, but it can only be used as a cookie to differentiate
+ * keys.
  */
-/*
- * promiscuous mode within your BSS,
- * think of the BSS as your network segment and then this corresponds
- * to the regular ethernet device promiscuous mode
+
+/**
+ * DOC: Frame filtering
+ *
+ * mac80211 requires to see many management frames for proper
+ * operation, and users may want to see many more frames when
+ * in monitor mode. However, for best CPU usage and power consumption,
+ * having as few frames as possible percolate through the stack is
+ * desirable. Hence, the hardware should filter as much as possible.
+ *
+ * To achieve this, mac80211 uses filter flags (see below) to tell
+ * the driver's configure_filter() function which frames should be
+ * passed to mac80211 and which should be filtered out.
+ *
+ * The configure_filter() callback is invoked with the parameters
+ * @mc_count and @mc_list for the combined multicast address list
+ * of all virtual interfaces, @changed_flags telling which flags
+ * were changed and @total_flags with the new flag states.
+ *
+ * If your device has no multicast address filters your driver will
+ * need to check both the %FIF_ALLMULTI flag and the @mc_count
+ * parameter to see whether multicast frames should be accepted
+ * or dropped.
+ *
+ * All unsupported flags in @total_flags must be cleared, i.e. you
+ * should clear all bits except those you honoured.
  */
-#define FIF_PROMISC_IN_BSS     0x01
-/* show all multicast frames */
-#define FIF_ALLMULTI           0x02
-/* show frames with failed FCS, but set RX_FLAG_FAILED_FCS_CRC for them */
-#define FIF_FCSFAIL            0x04
-/* show frames with failed PLCP CRC, but set RX_FLAG_FAILED_PLCP_CRC for them 
*/
-#define FIF_PLCPFAIL           0x08
-/*
- * This flag is set during scanning to indicate to the hardware
- * that it should not filter beacons or probe responses by BSSID.
+
+/**
+ * enum ieee80211_filter_flags - hardware filter flags
+ *
+ * These flags determine what the filter in hardware should be
+ * programmed to let through and what should not be passed to the
+ * stack. It is always safe to pass more frames than requested,
+ * but this has negative impact on power consumption.
+ *
+ * @FIF_PROMISC_IN_BSS: promiscuous mode within your BSS,
+ *     think of the BSS as your network segment and then this corresponds
+ *     to the regular ethernet device promiscuous mode.
+ *
+ * @FIF_ALLMULTI: pass all multicast frames, this is used if requested
+ *     by the user or if the hardware is not capable of filtering by
+ *     multicast address.
+ *
+ * @FIF_FCSFAIL: pass frames with failed FCS (but you need to set the
+ *     %RX_FLAG_FAILED_FCS_CRC for them)
+ *
+ * @FIF_PLCPFAIL: pass frames with failed PLCP CRC (but you need to set
+ *     the %RX_FLAG_FAILED_PLCP_CRC for them
+ *
+ * @FIF_BCN_PRBRESP_PROMISC: This flag is set during scanning to indicate
+ *     to the hardware that it should not filter beacons or probe responses
+ *     by BSSID. Filtering them can greatly reduce the amount of processing
+ *     mac80211 needs to do and the amount of CPU wakeups, so you should
+ *     honour this flag if possible.
+ *
+ * @FIF_CONTROL: pass control frames, if PROMISC_IN_BSS is not set then
+ *     only those addressed to this station
+ *
+ * @FIF_OTHER_BSS: pass frames destined to other BSSes
  */
-#define FIF_BCN_PRBRESP_PROMISC        0x10
-/*
- * show control frames, if PROMISC_IN_BSS is not set then
- * only those addressed to this station
+enum ieee80211_filter_flags {
+       FIF_PROMISC_IN_BSS      = 1<<0,
+       FIF_ALLMULTI            = 1<<1,
+       FIF_FCSFAIL             = 1<<2,
+       FIF_PLCPFAIL            = 1<<3,
+       FIF_BCN_PRBRESP_PROMISC = 1<<4,
+       FIF_CONTROL             = 1<<5,
+       FIF_OTHER_BSS           = 1<<6,
+};
+
+/**
+ * enum ieee80211_erp_change_flags - erp change flags
+ *
+ * These flags are used with the erp_ie_changed() callback in
+ * &struct ieee80211_ops to indicate which parameter(s) changed.
+ * @IEEE80211_ERP_CHANGE_PROTECTION: protection changed
+ * @IEEE80211_ERP_CHANGE_PREAMBLE: barker preamble mode changed
  */
-#define FIF_CONTROL            0x20
-/* show frames from other BSSes */
-#define FIF_OTHER_BSS          0x40
+enum ieee80211_erp_change_flags {
+       IEEE80211_ERP_CHANGE_PROTECTION = 1<<0,
+       IEEE80211_ERP_CHANGE_PREAMBLE   = 1<<1,
+};
 
-/* Configuration block used by the low-level driver to tell the 802.11 code
- * about supported hardware features and to pass function pointers to callback
- * functions. */
+
+/**
+ * struct ieee80211_ops - callbacks from mac80211 to the driver
+ *
+ * This structure contains various callbacks that the driver may
+ * handle or, in some cases, must handle, for example to configure
+ * the hardware to a new channel or to transmit a frame.
+ *
+ * @tx: Handler that 802.11 module calls for each transmitted frame.
+ *     skb contains the buffer starting from the IEEE 802.11 header.
+ *     The low-level driver should send the frame out based on
+ *     configuration in the TX control data. Must be implemented and
+ *     atomic.
+ *
+ * @start: Called before the first netdevice attached to the hardware
+ *     is enabled. This should turn on the hardware and must turn on
+ *     frame reception (for possibly enabled monitor interfaces.)
+ *     Returns negative error codes, these may be seen in userspace,
+ *     or zero.
+ *     When the device is started it should not have a MAC address
+ *     to avoid acknowledging frames before a non-monitor device
+ *     is added.
+ *     Must be implemented.
+ *
+ * @stop: Called after last netdevice attached to the hardware
+ *     is disabled. This should turn off the hardware (at least
+ *     it must turn off frame reception.)
+ *     May be called right after add_interface if that rejects
+ *     an interface.
+ *     Must be implemented.
+ *
+ * @add_interface: Called when a netdevice attached to the hardware is
+ *     enabled. Because it is not called for monitor mode devices, @open
+ *     and @stop must be implemented.
+ *     The driver should perform any initialization it needs before
+ *     the device can be enabled. The initial configuration for the
+ *     interface is given in the conf parameter.
+ *     The callback may refuse to add an interface by returning a
+ *     negative error code (which will be seen in userspace.)
+ *     Must be implemented.
+ *
+ * @remove_interface: Notifies a driver that an interface is going down.
+ *     The @stop callback is called after this if it is the last interface
+ *     and no monitor interfaces are present.
+ *     When all interfaces are removed, the MAC address in the hardware
+ *     must be cleared so the device no longer acknowledges packets,
+ *     the mac_addr member of the conf structure is, however, set to the
+ *     MAC address of the device going away.
+ *     Hence, this callback must be implemented.
+ *
+ * @config: Handler for configuration requests. IEEE 802.11 code calls this
+ *     function to change hardware configuration, e.g., channel.
+ *
+ * @config_interface: Handler for configuration requests related to interfaces
+ *     (e.g. BSSID changes.)
+ *
+ * @configure_filter: Configure the device's RX filter.
+ *     See the section "Frame filtering" for more information.
+ *     This callback must be implemented and atomic.
+ *
+ * @set_tim: Set TIM bit. If the hardware/firmware takes care of beacon
+ *     generation (that is, %IEEE80211_HW_HOST_GEN_BEACON_TEMPLATE is set)
+ *     mac80211 calls this function when a TIM bit must be set or cleared
+ *     for a given AID. Must be atomic.
+ *
+ * @set_key: See the section "Hardware crypto acceleration"
+ *     This callback can sleep, and is only called between add_interface
+ *     and remove_interface calls, i.e. while the interface with the
+ *     given local_address is enabled.
+ *
+ * @set_ieee8021x: Enable/disable IEEE 802.1X. This item requests wlan card
+ *     to pass unencrypted EAPOL-Key frames even when encryption is
+ *     configured. If the wlan card does not require such a configuration,
+ *     this function pointer can be set to NULL.
+ *
+ * @set_port_auth: Set port authorization state (IEEE 802.1X PAE) to be
+ *     authorized (@authorized=1) or unauthorized (=0). This function can be
+ *     used if the wlan hardware or low-level driver implements PAE.
+ *     mac80211 will filter frames based on authorization state in any case,
+ *     so this function pointer can be NULL if low-level driver does not
+ *     require event notification about port state changes.
+ *
+ * @hw_scan: Ask the hardware to service the scan request, no need to start
+ *     the scan state machine in stack.
+ *
+ * @get_stats: return low-level statistics
+ *
+ * @set_privacy_invoked: For devices that generate their own beacons and probe
+ *     response or association responses this updates the state of 
privacy_invoked
+ *     returns 0 for success or an error number.
+ *
+ * @get_sequence_counter: For devices that have internal sequence counters this
+ *     callback allows mac80211 to access the current value of a counter.
+ *     This callback seems not well-defined, tell us if you need it.
+ *
+ * @set_rts_threshold: Configuration of RTS threshold (if device needs it)
+ *
+ * @set_frag_threshold: Configuration of fragmentation threshold. Assign this 
if
+ *     the device does fragmentation by itself; if this method is assigned then
+ *     the stack will not do fragmentation.
+ *
+ * @set_retry_limit: Configuration of retry limits (if device needs it)
+ *
+ * @sta_table_notification: Number of STAs in STA table notification. Must
+ *     be atomic.
+ *
+ * @erp_ie_changed: Handle ERP IE change notifications. Must be atomic.
+ *
+ * @conf_tx: Configure TX queue parameters (EDCF (aifs, cw_min, cw_max),
+ *     bursting) for a hardware TX queue. The @queue parameter uses the
+ *     %IEEE80211_TX_QUEUE_* constants. Must be atomic.
+ *
+ * @get_tx_stats: Get statistics of the current TX queue status. This is used
+ *     to get number of currently queued packets (queue length), maximum queue
+ *     size (limit), and total number of packets sent using each TX queue
+ *     (count). This information is used for WMM to find out which TX
+ *     queues have room for more packets and by hostapd to provide
+ *     statistics about the current queueing state to external programs.
+ *
+ * @get_tsf: Get the current TSF timer value from firmware/hardware. Currently,
+ *     this is only used for IBSS mode debugging and, as such, is not a
+ *     required function. Must be atomic.
+ *
+ * @reset_tsf: Reset the TSF timer and allow firmware/hardware to synchronize
+ *     with other STAs in the IBSS. This is only used in IBSS mode. This
+ *     function is optional if the firmware/hardware takes full care of
+ *     TSF synchronization.
+ *
+ * @beacon_update: Setup beacon data for IBSS beacons. Unlike access point,
+ *     IBSS uses a fixed beacon frame which is configured using this
+ *     function. This handler is required only for IBSS mode.
+ *
+ * @tx_last_beacon: Determine whether the last IBSS beacon was sent by us.
+ *     This is needed only for IBSS mode and the result of this function is
+ *     used to determine whether to reply to Probe Requests.
+ */
 struct ieee80211_ops {
-       /* Handler that 802.11 module calls for each transmitted frame.
-        * skb contains the buffer starting from the IEEE 802.11 header.
-        * The low-level driver should send the frame out based on
-        * configuration in the TX control data.
-        * Must be atomic. */
        int (*tx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct sk_buff *skb,
                  struct ieee80211_tx_control *control);
-
-       /*
-        * Called before the first netdevice attached to the hardware
-        * is enabled. This should turn on the hardware and must turn on
-        * frame reception (for possibly enabled monitor interfaces.)
-        * Returns negative error codes, these may be seen in userspace,
-        * or zero.
-        * When the device is started it should not have a MAC address
-        * to avoid acknowledging frames before a non-monitor device
-        * is added.
-        *
-        * Must be implemented.
-        */
        int (*start)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
-
-       /*
-        * Called after last netdevice attached to the hardware
-        * is disabled. This should turn off the hardware (at least
-        * it must turn off frame reception.)
-        * May be called right after add_interface if that rejects
-        * an interface.
-        *
-        * Must be implemented.
-        */
        void (*stop)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
-
-       /*
-        * Called when a netdevice attached to the hardware is enabled.
-        * Because it is not called for monitor mode devices, open()
-        * and stop() must be implemented.
-        * The driver should perform any initialization it needs before
-        * the device can be enabled. The initial configuration for the
-        * interface is given in the conf parameter.
-        *
-        * Must be implemented.
-        */
        int (*add_interface)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                             struct ieee80211_if_init_conf *conf);
-
-       /*
-        * Notifies a driver that an interface is going down. The stop() handler
-        * is called after this if it is the last interface and no monitor
-        * interfaces are present.
-        * When all interfaces are removed, the MAC address in the hardware
-        * must be cleared so the device no longer acknowledges packets,
-        * the mac_addr member of the conf structure is, however, set to the
-        * MAC address of the device going away.
-        *
-        * Hence, this callback must be implemented.
-        */
        void (*remove_interface)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                                 struct ieee80211_if_init_conf *conf);
-
-       /* Handler for configuration requests. IEEE 802.11 code calls this
-        * function to change hardware configuration, e.g., channel. */
        int (*config)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_conf *conf);
-
-       /* Handler for configuration requests related to interfaces (e.g.
-        * BSSID). */
        int (*config_interface)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                                int if_id, struct ieee80211_if_conf *conf);
-
-       /*
-        * Configure the device's RX filter.
-        *
-        * The multicast address filter must be changed if the hardware flags
-        * indicate that one is present.
-        *
-        * All unsupported flags in 'total_flags' must be cleared,
-        * clear all bits except those you honoured.
-        *
-        * The callback must be implemented and must be atomic.
-        */
        void (*configure_filter)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                                 unsigned int changed_flags,
                                 unsigned int *total_flags,
                                 int mc_count, struct dev_addr_list *mc_list);
-
-       /* Set TIM bit handler. If the hardware/firmware takes care of beacon
-        * generation, IEEE 802.11 code uses this function to tell the
-        * low-level to set (or clear if set==0) TIM bit for the given aid. If
-        * host system is used to generate beacons, this handler is not used
-        * and low-level driver should set it to NULL.
-        * Must be atomic. */
        int (*set_tim)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, int aid, int set);
-
-       /*
-        * Set encryption key.
-        *
-        * This is called to enable hardware acceleration of encryption and
-        * decryption. The address will be the broadcast address for default
-        * keys, the other station's hardware address for individual keys or
-        * the zero address for keys that will be used only for transmission.
-        *
-        * The local_address parameter will always be set to our own address,
-        * this is only relevant if you support multiple local addresses.
-        *
-        * When transmitting, the TX control data will use the hw_key_idx
-        * selected by the low-level driver.
-        *
-        * Return 0 if the key is now in use, -EOPNOTSUPP or -ENOSPC if it
-        * couldn't be added; if you return 0 then hw_key_idx must be assigned
-        * to the hardware key index, you are free to use the full u8 range.
-        *
-        * When the cmd is DISABLE_KEY then it must succeed.
-        *
-        * Note that it is permissible to not decrypt a frame even if a key
-        * for it has been uploaded to hardware, the stack will not make any
-        * decision based on whether a key has been uploaded or not but rather
-        * based on the receive flags.
-        *
-        * This callback can sleep, and is only called between add_interface
-        * and remove_interface calls, i.e. while the interface with the
-        * given local_address is enabled.
-        *
-        * The ieee80211_key_conf structure pointed to by the key parameter
-        * is guaranteed to be valid until another call to set_key removes
-        * it, but it can only be used as a cookie to differentiate keys.
-        */
        int (*set_key)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, set_key_cmd cmd,
                       const u8 *local_address, const u8 *address,
                       struct ieee80211_key_conf *key);
-
-       /* Enable/disable IEEE 802.1X. This item requests wlan card to pass
-        * unencrypted EAPOL-Key frames even when encryption is configured.
-        * If the wlan card does not require such a configuration, this
-        * function pointer can be set to NULL. */
        int (*set_ieee8021x)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, int use_ieee8021x);
-
-       /* Set port authorization state (IEEE 802.1X PAE) to be authorized
-        * (authorized=1) or unauthorized (authorized=0). This function can be
-        * used if the wlan hardware or low-level driver implements PAE.
-        * 80211.o module will anyway filter frames based on authorization
-        * state, so this function pointer can be NULL if low-level driver does
-        * not require event notification about port state changes.
-        * Currently unused. */
        int (*set_port_auth)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u8 *addr,
                             int authorized);
-
-       /* Ask the hardware to service the scan request, no need to start
-        * the scan state machine in stack. */
        int (*hw_scan)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u8 *ssid, size_t len);
-
-       /* return low-level statistics */
        int (*get_stats)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                         struct ieee80211_low_level_stats *stats);
-
-       /* For devices that generate their own beacons and probe response
-        * or association responses this updates the state of privacy_invoked
-        * returns 0 for success or an error number */
        int (*set_privacy_invoked)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                                   int privacy_invoked);
-
-       /* For devices that have internal sequence counters, allow 802.11
-        * code to access the current value of a counter */
        int (*get_sequence_counter)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                                    u8* addr, u8 keyidx, u8 txrx,
                                    u32* iv32, u16* iv16);
-
-       /* Configuration of RTS threshold (if device needs it) */
        int (*set_rts_threshold)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u32 value);
-
-       /* Configuration of fragmentation threshold.
-        * Assign this if the device does fragmentation by itself,
-        * if this method is assigned then the stack will not do
-        * fragmentation. */
        int (*set_frag_threshold)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u32 value);
-
-       /* Configuration of retry limits (if device needs it) */
        int (*set_retry_limit)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                               u32 short_retry, u32 long_retr);
-
-       /* Number of STAs in STA table notification (NULL = disabled).
-        * Must be atomic. */
        void (*sta_table_notification)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                                       int num_sta);
-
-       /* Handle ERP IE change notifications. Must be atomic. */
        void (*erp_ie_changed)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u8 changes,
                               int cts_protection, int preamble);
-
-       /* Flags for the erp_ie_changed changes parameter */
-#define IEEE80211_ERP_CHANGE_PROTECTION (1<<0) /* protection flag changed */
-#define IEEE80211_ERP_CHANGE_PREAMBLE (1<<1) /* barker preamble mode changed */
-
-       /* Configure TX queue parameters (EDCF (aifs, cw_min, cw_max),
-        * bursting) for a hardware TX queue.
-        * queue = IEEE80211_TX_QUEUE_*.
-        * Must be atomic. */
        int (*conf_tx)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, int queue,
                       const struct ieee80211_tx_queue_params *params);
-
-       /* Get statistics of the current TX queue status. This is used to get
-        * number of currently queued packets (queue length), maximum queue
-        * size (limit), and total number of packets sent using each TX queue
-        * (count).
-        * Currently unused. */
        int (*get_tx_stats)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                            struct ieee80211_tx_queue_stats *stats);
-
-       /* Get the current TSF timer value from firmware/hardware. Currently,
-        * this is only used for IBSS mode debugging and, as such, is not a
-        * required function.
-        * Must be atomic. */
        u64 (*get_tsf)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
-
-       /* Reset the TSF timer and allow firmware/hardware to synchronize with
-        * other STAs in the IBSS. This is only used in IBSS mode. This
-        * function is optional if the firmware/hardware takes full care of
-        * TSF synchronization. */
        void (*reset_tsf)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
-
-       /* Setup beacon data for IBSS beacons. Unlike access point (Master),
-        * IBSS uses a fixed beacon frame which is configured using this
-        * function. This handler is required only for IBSS mode. */
        int (*beacon_update)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                             struct sk_buff *skb,
                             struct ieee80211_tx_control *control);
-
-       /* Determine whether the last IBSS beacon was sent by us. This is
-        * needed only for IBSS mode and the result of this function is used to
-        * determine whether to reply to Probe Requests. */
        int (*tx_last_beacon)(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
 };
 
-/* Allocate a new hardware device. This must be called once for each
- * hardware device. The returned pointer must be used to refer to this
- * device when calling other functions. 802.11 code allocates a private data
- * area for the low-level driver. The size of this area is given as
- * priv_data_len.
+/**
+ * ieee80211_alloc_hw -  Allocate a new hardware device
+ *
+ * This must be called once for each hardware device. The returned pointer
+ * must be used to refer to this device when calling other functions.
+ * mac80211 allocates a private data area for the driver pointed to by
+ * @priv in &struct ieee80211_hw, the size of this area is given as
+ * @priv_data_len.
+ *
+ * @priv_data_len: length of private data
+ * @ops: callbacks for this device
  */
 struct ieee80211_hw *ieee80211_alloc_hw(size_t priv_data_len,
                                        const struct ieee80211_ops *ops);
 
-/* Register hardware device to the IEEE 802.11 code and kernel. Low-level
- * drivers must call this function before using any other IEEE 802.11
- * function except ieee80211_register_hwmode. */
+/**
+ * ieee80211_register_hw - Register hardware device
+ *
+ * You must call this function before any other functions
+ * except ieee80211_register_hwmode.
+ *
+ * @hw: the device to register as returned by ieee80211_alloc_hw()
+ */
 int ieee80211_register_hw(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
 
-/* driver can use this and ieee80211_get_rx_led_name to get the
- * name of the registered LEDs after ieee80211_register_hw
- * was called.
- * This is useful to set the default trigger on the LED class
- * device that your driver should export for each LED the device
- * has, that way the default behaviour will be as expected but
- * the user can still change it/turn off the LED etc.
- */
 #ifdef CONFIG_MAC80211_LEDS
 extern char *__ieee80211_get_tx_led_name(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
 extern char *__ieee80211_get_rx_led_name(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
 #endif
+/**
+ * ieee80211_get_tx_led_name - get name of TX LED
+ *
+ * mac80211 creates a transmit LED trigger for each wireless hardware
+ * that can be used to drive LEDs if your driver registers a LED device.
+ * This function returns the name (or %NULL if not configured for LEDs)
+ * of the trigger so you can automatically link the LED device.
+ *
+ * @hw: the hardware to get the LED trigger name for
+ */
 static inline char *ieee80211_get_tx_led_name(struct ieee80211_hw *hw)
 {
 #ifdef CONFIG_MAC80211_LEDS
@@ -999,6 +1096,16 @@ static inline char *ieee80211_get_tx_led_name(struct 
ieee80211_hw *hw)
 #endif
 }
 
+/**
+ * ieee80211_get_rx_led_name - get name of RX LED
+ *
+ * mac80211 creates a receive LED trigger for each wireless hardware
+ * that can be used to drive LEDs if your driver registers a LED device.
+ * This function returns the name (or %NULL if not configured for LEDs)
+ * of the trigger so you can automatically link the LED device.
+ *
+ * @hw: the hardware to get the LED trigger name for
+ */
 static inline char *ieee80211_get_rx_led_name(struct ieee80211_hw *hw)
 {
 #ifdef CONFIG_MAC80211_LEDS
@@ -1012,29 +1119,80 @@ static inline char *ieee80211_get_rx_led_name(struct 
ieee80211_hw *hw)
 int ieee80211_register_hwmode(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                              struct ieee80211_hw_mode *mode);
 
-/* Unregister a hardware device. This function instructs 802.11 code to free
- * allocated resources and unregister netdevices from the kernel. */
+/**
+ * ieee80211_unregister_hw - Unregister a hardware device
+ *
+ * This function instructs mac80211 to free allocated resources
+ * and unregister netdevices from the networking subsystem.
+ *
+ * @hw: the hardware to unregister
+ */
 void ieee80211_unregister_hw(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
 
-/* Free everything that was allocated including private data of a driver. */
+/**
+ * ieee80211_free_hw - free hardware descriptor
+ *
+ * This function frees everything that was allocated, including the
+ * private data for the driver. You must call ieee80211_unregister_hw()
+ * before calling this function
+ *
+ * @hw: the hardware to free
+ */
 void ieee80211_free_hw(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
 
-/* Receive frame callback function. The low-level driver uses this function to
- * send received frames to the IEEE 802.11 code. Receive buffer (skb) must
- * start with IEEE 802.11 header. */
+/* trick to avoid symbol clashes with the ieee80211 subsystem */
 void __ieee80211_rx(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct sk_buff *skb,
                    struct ieee80211_rx_status *status);
+
+/**
+ * ieee80211_rx - receive frame
+ *
+ * Use this function to hand received frames to mac80211. The receive
+ * buffer in @skb must start with an IEEE 802.11 header or a radiotap
+ * header if %RX_FLAG_RADIOTAP is set in the @status flags.
+ *
+ * This function may not be called in IRQ context.
+ *
+ * @hw: the hardware this frame came in on
+ * @skb: the buffer to receive, owned by mac80211 after this call
+ * @status: status of this frame; the status pointer need not be valid
+ *     after this function returns
+ */
+static inline void ieee80211_rx(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct sk_buff *skb,
+                               struct ieee80211_rx_status *status)
+{
+       __ieee80211_rx(hw, skb, status);
+}
+
+/**
+ * ieee80211_rx_irqsafe - receive frame
+ *
+ * Like ieee80211_rx() but can be called in IRQ context
+ * (internally defers to a workqueue.)
+ *
+ * @hw: the hardware this frame came in on
+ * @skb: the buffer to receive, owned by mac80211 after this call
+ * @status: status of this frame; the status pointer need not be valid
+ *     after this function returns and is not freed by mac80211,
+ *     it is recommended that it points to a stack area
+ */
 void ieee80211_rx_irqsafe(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                          struct sk_buff *skb,
                          struct ieee80211_rx_status *status);
 
-/* Transmit status callback function. The low-level driver must call this
- * function to report transmit status for all the TX frames that had
- * req_tx_status set in the transmit control fields. In addition, this should
- * be called at least for all unicast frames to provide information for TX rate
- * control algorithm. In order to maintain all statistics, this function is
- * recommended to be called after each frame, including multicast/broadcast, is
- * sent. */
+/**
+ * ieee80211_tx_status - transmit status callback
+ *
+ * Call this function for all transmitted frames after they have been
+ * transmitted. It is permissible to not call this function for
+ * multicast frames but this can affect statistics.
+ *
+ * @hw: the hardware the frame was transmitted by
+ * @skb: the frame that was transmitted, owned by mac80211 after this call
+ * @status: status information for this frame; the status pointer need not
+ *     be valid after this function returns and is not freed by mac80211,
+ *     it is recommended that it points to a stack area
+ */
 void ieee80211_tx_status(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
                         struct sk_buff *skb,
                         struct ieee80211_tx_status *status);
@@ -1166,14 +1324,26 @@ struct sk_buff *
 ieee80211_get_buffered_bc(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, int if_id,
                          struct ieee80211_tx_control *control);
 
-/* Given an sk_buff with a raw 802.11 header at the data pointer this function
+/**
+ * ieee80211_get_hdrlen_from_skb - get header length from data
+ *
+ * Given an skb with a raw 802.11 header at the data pointer this function
  * returns the 802.11 header length in bytes (not including encryption
  * headers). If the data in the sk_buff is too short to contain a valid 802.11
  * header the function returns 0.
+ *
+ * @skb: the frame
  */
 int ieee80211_get_hdrlen_from_skb(const struct sk_buff *skb);
 
-/* Like ieee80211_get_hdrlen_from_skb() but takes a FC in CPU order. */
+/**
+ * ieee80211_get_hdrlen - get header length from frame control
+ *
+ * This function returns the 802.11 header length in bytes (not including
+ * encryption headers.)
+ *
+ * @fc: the frame control field (in CPU endianness)
+ */
 int ieee80211_get_hdrlen(u16 fc);
 
 /**
@@ -1218,10 +1388,28 @@ void ieee80211_stop_queues(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
  */
 void ieee80211_wake_queues(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
 
-/* called by driver to notify scan status completed */
+/**
+ * ieee80211_scan_completed - completed hardware scan
+ *
+ * When hardware scan offload is used (i.e. the hw_scan() callback is
+ * assigned) this function needs to be called by the driver to notify
+ * mac80211 that the scan finished.
+ *
+ * @hw: the hardware that finished the scan
+ */
 void ieee80211_scan_completed(struct ieee80211_hw *hw);
 
-/* return a pointer to the source address (SA) */
+/**
+ * ieee80211_get_SA - get pointer to SA
+ *
+ * Given an 802.11 frame, this function returns the offset
+ * to the source address (SA). It does not verify that the
+ * header is long enough to contain the address, and the
+ * header must be long enough to contain the frame control
+ * field.
+ *
+ * @hdr: the frame
+ */
 static inline u8 *ieee80211_get_SA(struct ieee80211_hdr *hdr)
 {
        u8 *raw = (u8 *) hdr;
@@ -1236,7 +1424,17 @@ static inline u8 *ieee80211_get_SA(struct ieee80211_hdr 
*hdr)
        return hdr->addr2;
 }
 
-/* return a pointer to the destination address (DA) */
+/**
+ * ieee80211_get_DA - get pointer to DA
+ *
+ * Given an 802.11 frame, this function returns the offset
+ * to the destination address (DA). It does not verify that
+ * the header is long enough to contain the address, and the
+ * header must be long enough to contain the frame control
+ * field.
+ *
+ * @hdr: the frame
+ */
 static inline u8 *ieee80211_get_DA(struct ieee80211_hdr *hdr)
 {
        u8 *raw = (u8 *) hdr;
@@ -1247,6 +1445,14 @@ static inline u8 *ieee80211_get_DA(struct ieee80211_hdr 
*hdr)
        return hdr->addr1;
 }
 
+/**
+ * ieee80211_get_morefrag - determine whether the MOREFRAGS bit is set
+ *
+ * This function determines whether the "more fragments" bit is set
+ * in the frame.
+ *
+ * @hdr: the frame
+ */
 static inline int ieee80211_get_morefrag(struct ieee80211_hdr *hdr)
 {
        return (le16_to_cpu(hdr->frame_control) &
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