1. NAME

ieee80211_get_buffered_bc - accessing buffered broadcast and multicast frames

2. SYNOPSIS

struct sk_buff * ieee80211_get_buffered_bc(struct ieee80211_hw *  hw , struct ieee80211_vif *  vif );

3. ARGUMENTS

hw
    pointer as obtained from ieee80211_alloc_hw.

vif
     struct ieee80211_vif pointer from the add_interface callback.

4. DESCRIPTION

Function for accessing buffered broadcast and multicast frames. If hardware/firmware does not implement buffering of broadcast/multicast frames when power saving is used, 802.11 code buffers them in the host memory. The low-level driver uses this function to fetch next buffered frame. In most cases, this is used when generating beacon frame.

5. RETURN

A pointer to the next buffered skb or NULL if no more buffered frames are available.

6. NOTE

buffered frames are returned only after DTIM beacon frame was generated with ieee80211_beacon_get and the low-level driver must thus call ieee80211_beacon_get first. ieee80211_get_buffered_bc returns NULL if the previous generated beacon was not DTIM, so the low-level driver does not need to check for DTIM beacons separately and should be able to use common code for all beacons.

7. AUTHOR

Johannes Berg < >
    Author.

8. COPYRIGHT