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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 5/6] net: maclorawan: Implement maclorawan class module
> Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 11:18:59AM CET, starnight@g.ncu.edu.tw wrote:
> >LoRaWAN defined by LoRa Alliance(TM) is the MAC layer over LoRa devices.
> >
> >This patch implements part of Class A end-devices SoftMAC defined in
> >LoRaWAN(TM) Specification Ver. 1.0.2:
> >1. End-device receive slot timing
> >2. Only single channel and single data rate for now
> >3. Unconfirmed data up/down message types
> >
> >On the other side, it defines the basic interface and operation
> >functions for compatible LoRa device drivers.
> >
> >Signed-off-by: Jian-Hong Pan <starnight@g.ncu.edu.tw>
> >---
> >V2:
> >- Split the LoRaWAN class module patch in V1 into LoRaWAN socket and
> > LoRaWAN Soft MAC modules
> >- Modify for Big/Little-Endian
> >- Use SPDX license identifiers
> >
> >V3:
> >- Remove the decoration word - inline of the functions
> >- Order local variables from longest to shortest line in the functions
> >- Change the calling mac_cb function to lrw_get_mac_cb macro
> >
> >V4:
> >- Fix the delay period between RX window#1 and window#2
> >- Fix by coding style report from scripts/checkpatch.pl
> >
> >V5:
> >- Initial rx_skb_list when it is allocated with LoRa hardware
> >- Check the sk_buff's data length before access it
> >- Deal FPort field and decrypt payload in lrw_parse_frame function
> >- Drop the recieved frame if parse failed
> >- Fix the bug which passes wrong skb properties from maclorawan to lorawan module
> >
> > net/maclorawan/Kconfig | 14 +
> > net/maclorawan/Makefile | 2 +
> > net/maclorawan/mac.c | 555 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > net/maclorawan/main.c | 606 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 4 files changed, 1177 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 net/maclorawan/Kconfig
> > create mode 100644 net/maclorawan/Makefile
> > create mode 100644 net/maclorawan/mac.c
> > create mode 100644 net/maclorawan/main.c
>
>
> I don't get it. In patch "Add LoRaWAN API declaration for LoRa devices"
> you add headers for "API" and here you implement functions. That is just
> weird. Does it mean you can have other implementations?

LoRaWAN defined by LoRa Alliance(TM) is the MAC layer over LoRa PHY.
This part is soft-MAC as Andreas mentioned
http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-lpwan/2018-December/000010.html

> Also, you don't really have any user of this API in the set. Please
> introduce at least 1 driver, preferably more (I see that Andreas has
> multiple ones in his patchset). You cannot push kernel infrastructure
> without kernel user.

The soft-MAC is suitable for the LoRa chips' device drivers, like
sx1276/77/78/79, RFM95/96/97/98W ...
Still waiting for Andreas' sx1276 version 2 patch and more discussion.
For example, how to make PF_LORA and PF_LORAWAN like Ethernet, PF_INET
and PF_INET6 don't need separate devices either, both use eth0.
https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/8/3/266

Jian-Hong Pan

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