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SubjectRe: [mac80211] BUG_ON with current -git (4.8.0-11417-g24532f7)
On Fri, 2016-10-14 at 17:39 +0900, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:

> given that we have a known issue shouldn't VMAP_STACK be
> disabled for now, or would you rather prefer to mark MAC80211
> as incompatible: "depends on CFG80211 && !VMAP_STACK"?

Yeah. It's a bit complicated by the fact that most people will probably
have hardware crypto in their wifi NICs, so that they won't actually
hit the software crypto path. As I said in my other email though, we
can't guarantee - even if the driver says it can do hardware crypto -
that it really will do it for all frames (some might not be able to do
for management frames for example), so we also can't really catch this
at runtime ...

Making mac80211 depend on !VMAP_STACK is probably technically best, but
I fear it'll break a lot of people's configurations who don't have a
problem right now (e.g. Linus's, who probably enabled this, but I know
where he uses wifi he uses an Intel NIC that will always do HW crypto).

Andy, what do you think?


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