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 ▲
pointer as obtained from ieee80211_alloc_hw.
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 <>
8. COPYRIGHT ▲