[Make-wifi-fast] [PATCH] hostapd: Add airtime policy configuration support

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at toke.dk
Thu May 2 08:59:18 EDT 2019

Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 03:58:52PM +0100, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen wrote:
>> This adds support to hostapd for configuring airtime policy settings for
>> stations as they connect to the access point. This is the userspace
>> component of the airtime policy enforcement system PoliFi described in this
>> paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.03439
>> The kernel part has been merged into mac80211 for the 5.1 dev cycle.
>> The configuration mechanism has three modes: Static, dynamic and limit. In
>> static mode, weights can be set in the configuration file for individual
>> MAC addresses, which will be applied when the configured stations connect.
>> In dynamic mode, weights are instead set per BSS, which will be scaled by
>> the number of active stations on that BSS, achieving the desired aggregate
>> weighing between the configured BSSes. Limit mode works like dynamic mode,
>> except that any BSS *not* marked as 'limited' is allowed to exceed its
>> configured share if a per-station fairness share would assign more airtime
>> to that BSS. See the paper for details on these modes.
> Thanks, applied with some fixes and cleanup.

Awesome, thanks! :)


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