I am running Openwrt 23.05.0-rc2 on Archer A7v5
I live in a apartment where there are 5ghz and 2.4ghz wifi above and below me. And some of them keeps changing there channels every week or so (i guess they must have set their routers channel to auto).
Due to this, i also have to keep changing my wireless channels to select the least crowded available.
So i set the channel to "auto" in Openwrt.
My country is India, and here channel 102-142 are in DFS range.
But my router will sometimes select these DFS channels in auto and try to set them but fail due to them being in DFS range (although i am pretty sure there's no radar around me, but i have read that DFS can be finnicky). After this the 5ghz wifi will just fail to come online forever until i restart wifi and it select another channel or i set the channel from the non-DFS range manually.
I was previously running 22.03.2 and i am pretty sure i didnt had this DFS issue back then. (around 6-7 months ago)
Now, there's a option in wireless config to specify a channel list for auto selection. So i just specified non DFS channel via that list. This used to work perfectly in 22.03.2. But now in 23.05.0-rc2 version, i get this error whenever i specify a channel list for auto selection:
daemon.notice hostapd: ACS: Survey for freq 5260 is missing noise floor daemon.notice hostapd: ACS: Survey for freq 5260 is missing channel time daemon.notice hostapd: ACS: Survey for freq 5260 is missing RX and busy time (at least one is required)
This just keeps repeating for all the channels i specified in list. (also for 2.4ghz)
But after these errors, ACS completes successfully, and channel is selected. But my understanding is that, now it's selecting the lowest available channel without any ACS logic.
I don't have the above error if i dont specify a channel list for auto. But then it gets stuck sometimes on DFS channels.
Also, YES i have set my current country in both radio config as "IN".
Also have these in kernel log,
kern.debug kernel: [ 44.455151] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code kern.debug kernel: [ 44.461494] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search kern.debug kernel: [ 44.466989] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x5b kern.debug kernel: [ 44.471932] ath: Country alpha2 being used: IN kern.debug kernel: [ 44.476517] ath: Regpair used: 0x5b kern.debug kernel: [ 44.480122] ath: regdomain 0x8164 dynamically updated by user kern.debug kernel: [ 44.486130] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x8164 kern.debug kernel: [ 44.490290] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code kern.debug kernel: [ 44.496591] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search kern.debug kernel: [ 44.502073] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x5b kern.debug kernel: [ 44.507029] ath: Country alpha2 being used: IN kern.debug kernel: [ 44.511614] ath: Regpair used: 0x5b kern.debug kernel: [ 44.515215] ath: regdomain 0x8164 dynamically updated by user kern.warn kernel: [ 44.521163] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: DFS region 0x0 not supported, will trigger radar for every pulse daemon.notice netifd: radio0 (2220): command failed: Not supported (-122)