[ 3.8.y.z extended stable ] Patch "mac80211: add missing channel context release" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu Sep 5 20:49:41 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mac80211: add missing channel context release

to the linux-3.8.y-queue branch of the 3.8.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.8.y.z tree, see



>From 5490c2152db391045bdd650edec7f76d9fed5443 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg at intel.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:28:50 +0200
Subject: mac80211: add missing channel context release

commit 2a3ba63c235fdcd37f6451bdf4a0c7865a3930cf upstream.

IBSS needs to release the channel context when leaving
but I evidently missed that. Fix it.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 net/mac80211/ibss.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/net/mac80211/ibss.c b/net/mac80211/ibss.c
index 6b7644e..34741ee 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/ibss.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/ibss.c
@@ -1207,6 +1207,7 @@ int ieee80211_ibss_leave(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata)
 	sdata->vif.bss_conf.ibss_creator = false;
 	ieee80211_bss_info_change_notify(sdata, BSS_CHANGED_BEACON_ENABLED |
+	ieee80211_vif_release_channel(sdata);


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