Bluetooth: Enable new connection establishment procedure.

This change “Bluetooth: Enable new connection establishment procedure.” in Linux kernel is authored by Jakub Pawlowski <jpawlowski [at]> on Fri Aug 7 20:22:56 2015 +0200.

Bluetooth: Enable new connection establishment procedure.

Currently, when trying to connect to already paired device that just
rotated its RPA MAC address, old address would be used and connection
would fail. In order to fix that, kernel must scan and receive
advertisement with fresh RPA before connecting.

This patch enables new connection establishment procedure. Instead of just
sending HCI_OP_LE_CREATE_CONN to controller, "connect" will add device to
kernel whitelist and start scan. If advertisement is received, it'll be
compared against whitelist and then trigger connection if it matches.
That fixes mentioned reconnect issue for  already paired devices. It also
make whole connection procedure more robust. We can try to connect to
multiple devices at same time now, even though controller allow only one.

Signed-off-by: Jakub Pawlowski <>
Signed-off-by: Marcel Holtmann <>

This Linux change may have been applied to various maintained Linux releases and you can find Linux releases including commit fa14222.

There are 13 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 net/bluetooth/l2cap_core.c | 6 ++++--
 net/bluetooth/mgmt.c       | 7 ++++---
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bluetooth/l2cap_core.c b/net/bluetooth/l2cap_core.c
index 45fffa4..7c65ee2 100644
--- a/net/bluetooth/l2cap_core.c
+++ b/net/bluetooth/l2cap_core.c
@@ -7113,8 +7113,10 @@ int l2cap_chan_connect(struct l2cap_chan *chan, __le16 psm, u16 cid,
 			role = HCI_ROLE_MASTER;
-		hcon = hci_connect_le(hdev, dst, dst_type, chan->sec_level,
-				      HCI_LE_CONN_TIMEOUT, role);
+		hcon = hci_connect_le_scan(hdev, dst, dst_type,
+					   chan->sec_level,
+					   role);
 	} else {
 		u8 auth_type = l2cap_get_auth_type(chan);
 		hcon = hci_connect_acl(hdev, dst, chan->sec_level, auth_type);
diff --git a/net/bluetooth/mgmt.c b/net/bluetooth/mgmt.c
index 5f5d785..3a15f096 100644
--- a/net/bluetooth/mgmt.c
+++ b/net/bluetooth/mgmt.c
@@ -3564,9 +3564,10 @@ static int pair_device(struct sock *sk, struct hci_dev *hdev, void *data,
 		hci_conn_params_add(hdev, &cp->addr.bdaddr, addr_type);
-		conn = hci_connect_le(hdev, &cp->addr.bdaddr, addr_type,
-				      sec_level, HCI_LE_CONN_TIMEOUT,
-				      HCI_ROLE_MASTER);
+		conn = hci_connect_le_scan(hdev, &cp->addr.bdaddr,
+					   addr_type, sec_level,
+					   HCI_ROLE_MASTER);
 	if (IS_ERR(conn)) {

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is fa14222 (patch).

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