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Date:	Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:46:35 -0500
From:	Brandon Craig Rhodes <>
Subject: Re: TKIP encryption should allocate enough tailroom

I wrote:

> After frustrating days of hung TCP connections, I have determined that
> the encryption routines in net/iee80211/ieee80211_crypt_tkip.c should
> be more aggressive in providing themselves with enough packet tailroom
> to perform their encryption.

Having further reviewed my code, I have changed my mind; the
ieee80211_crypt_tkip routines are not designed to be responsible for
creating enough headroom and tailroom.  The "hostap" driver should be
doing this.  In fact, I now see that the "hostap" driver actually
attempts to create enough headroom and tailroom, but computes them

I will, per the MAINTAINERS file, head back to the hostap mailing list
with a patch for hostap_80211_tx.c - this time, CC'ing the official
maintainer, as I ought; thank you, Michael Wu, for making me aware of
that bit of courtesy.

Brandon Craig Rhodes
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