Commit 85a7286f authored by Dan Williams's avatar Dan Williams

wifi: remove associated AP on failure

If the link to the current AP fails, that's either because it is out of range
or somebody turned it off, or the driver is being dumb.  Instead of leaving
the failed AP in the scan list, whereupon we'll just try reconnecting to it
again (even though it might not be visible), remove it from the list and
only try reconnecting if a new scan finds it.  To ensure that happens, start
a scan when entering the DISCONNECTED state, which the device enters
right after FAILED.

Now there's a race between the periodic update and the link timeout
handler, as the periodic update could have run right before the link
timeout, and if the card was momentarily unassociated when the periodic
update fired, priv->current_ap will be cleared, and thus we can't remove
it from the internal scan list.

To fix that, only run the periodic update when we know the supplicant is
talking to an AP.  When it's not talking to an AP the information that
the perioidic update gathers is meaningless anyway.  Plus, it's not very
helpful to clear the current AP just because the driver/supplicant are
in a transient state; if they recover the connection we've bounced
stuff unecessarily, and if they don't recover we'll be tearing the
connection down anyway.
parent ccfe5fec
......@@ -705,6 +705,7 @@ periodic_update (gpointer user_data)
NMAccessPoint *new_ap;
guint32 new_rate, percent;
NMDeviceState state;
guint32 supplicant_state;
/* BSSID and signal strength have meaningful values only if the device
* is activated and not scanning.
......@@ -713,7 +714,14 @@ periodic_update (gpointer user_data)
return TRUE;
if (nm_supplicant_interface_get_scanning (priv->supplicant.iface))
/* Only update current AP if we're actually talking to something, otherwise
* assume the old one (if any) is still valid until we're told otherwise or
* the connection fails.
supplicant_state = nm_supplicant_interface_get_state (priv->supplicant.iface);
|| nm_supplicant_interface_get_scanning (priv->supplicant.iface))
return TRUE;
/* In IBSS mode, most newer firmware/drivers do "BSS coalescing" where
......@@ -2170,6 +2178,9 @@ static gboolean
link_timeout_cb (gpointer user_data)
NMDevice *dev = NM_DEVICE (user_data);
NMDeviceWifi *self = NM_DEVICE_WIFI (dev);
NMDeviceWifiPrivate *priv = NM_DEVICE_WIFI_GET_PRIVATE (self);
NMAccessPoint *ap;
nm_log_warn (LOGD_WIFI, "(%s): link timed out.", nm_device_get_iface (dev));
......@@ -2179,12 +2190,25 @@ link_timeout_cb (gpointer user_data)
* to reassociate within the timeout period, so the connection must
* fail.
if (nm_device_get_state (dev) == NM_DEVICE_STATE_ACTIVATED) {
nm_device_state_changed (dev,
if (nm_device_get_state (dev) != NM_DEVICE_STATE_ACTIVATED)
return FALSE;
/* Remove whatever access point we used to be connected to from the list
* since it failed and might no longer be visible. If it's actually still
* there, we'll find it in the next scan.
if (priv->current_ap) {
ap = priv->current_ap;
priv->current_ap = NULL;
} else
ap = nm_device_wifi_get_activation_ap (self);
if (ap)
remove_access_point (self, ap);
nm_device_state_changed (dev,
return FALSE;
......@@ -2316,7 +2340,8 @@ supplicant_iface_state_cb (NMSupplicantInterface *iface,
nm_device_get_iface (device),
ssid ? nm_utils_escape_ssid (ssid->data, ssid->len) : "(none)");
nm_device_activate_schedule_stage3_ip_config_start (device);
} else if (devstate == NM_DEVICE_STATE_ACTIVATED)
periodic_update (self);
if ((devstate == NM_DEVICE_STATE_ACTIVATED) || nm_device_is_activating (device)) {
......@@ -2431,6 +2456,7 @@ supplicant_iface_notify_scanning_cb (NMSupplicantInterface *iface,
GParamSpec *pspec,
NMDeviceWifi *self)
NMDeviceState state;
gboolean scanning;
scanning = nm_supplicant_interface_get_scanning (iface);
......@@ -2439,6 +2465,11 @@ supplicant_iface_notify_scanning_cb (NMSupplicantInterface *iface,
scanning ? "scanning" : "idle");
g_object_notify (G_OBJECT (self), "scanning");
/* Run a quick update of current AP when coming out of a scan */
state = nm_device_get_state (NM_DEVICE (self));
if (!scanning && state == NM_DEVICE_STATE_ACTIVATED)
periodic_update (self);
static void
......@@ -3347,7 +3378,10 @@ device_state_changed (NMDevice *device,
activation_failure_handler (device);
// FIXME: ensure that the activation request is destroyed
/* Kick off a scan to get latest results */
priv->scan_interval = SCAN_INTERVAL_MIN;
cancel_pending_scan (self);
request_wireless_scan (self);
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