In situations where the PCU is co-located to the BSC, the IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT
for downlink TBFs must be sent via RSL and the BSC also must instruct the BTS
to transmit the IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT via PCH instead of AGCH. Eventually the
BSC must sent a confirmation message (follow-up patch) where the TLLI is used
as an identifer.
This new method will eventually replace the previous method that uses
the MAC block as an identifier. To remain compatible with older versions
of osmo-bsc, we will keep the old method until osmo-bts is migrated as
This patch also requires new features to be added to the PCU socket
interface the version number of the protocol is incremented from 0x0a to
0x0b. Version 0x0a will remain compatible and use the old method, while
version 0x0b will use the new method introduced with this patch.
The struct gsm_pcu_if_e1_ccu_ind is a bit misplaced. Lets move it next
to the info indication strucht, to have it in the same order is it used
The current name of PCU_IF_SAPI_AGCH_DT is a bit misleading as it
describes a method to send immediate assignment messages (normally AGCH)
via the PCH. The name in the constant should reflect that correctly
osmo-pcu will also support GPRS via E1 timeslots in a BSC co-located
setup. To avoid duplicate configuration the BSC has to communicate the
E1 parameters (which TS, SS etc.) to the PCU. Lets add a new primitive
to do that.
struct gsm_pcu_if_info_ts has a struct member "h", which controls
frequency hopping. This struct member is named "hopping" in osmo-bts, so
lets rename it here as well to be consistent.
While NACC was initially developed, it became clear there was need for
a way to interact PCU<->BSC in order resolve ARFCN+BSIC into CGI-PS
for later RIM usage.
Hence, this resolution was first (until today) implemented using an out
of bands RPC system using the CTRL interface, which required specific
config to be written and matches in osmo-pcu and osmo-bsc VTY (ip+port
of the CTRL interface to use).
However, this has several shortcomings:
* As explained above, specific configuration is required
* Since recently, we do support BSC redundancy in osmo-bts. Hence the BTS
may switch to a BSC other than first one. If that happened, that'd mean
the CTRL interface would still point to the initially configured one,
which may not be the same currently serving the PCU.
During recent development of ANR related features, a similar need for
PCU<->BSC was required, but this time it was decided to extend the IPA
multiplex of the Abis OML connection to pass PCUIF messages,
transparently forwarded to each side by the BTS.
This has the advantage that connection PCU<->BTS is handled by BTS and
both sides send messages transparently.
Let's switch by default to using this new interface, while still
maintaing the old way for a while (announcing them as deprecated) to
avoid breaking existing deployments until they are upgraded to new
versions of osmo-pcu and osmo-bsc.
Add support of the second NSVC in the info indication.
Add support to update a previous NS configuration.
Allow to update of a NS-VC while the NSE is still available over the
Depends-on: I917f25ebd1239eae5855d973ced15b93731e33a0 (libosmocore)
Depends-on: I3a0cd305fd73b3cb9ec70246ec15ac70b83e57f2 (libosmocore)
Depends-on: I5a2bb95d05d06d909347e2fb084a446ead888cb3 (libosmocore)
Depends-on: I54f110acc3acccb362f6e554324d08cc42b7c328 (libosmocore)
Depends-on: Ia00753a64b7622a0864341f51ea49b6963543755 (libosmocore)
Depends-on: Ic8f6f8aca10da23a18fab8870be7806065a34b47 (libosmocore)
Depends-on: I5f67e6a9bf4cb322bd169061fee0a528012ed54d (libosmocore)
Introduce a address_type in the NSVC configuration pass the given
protocol. The remote_ip is network byte order, the default
encoding for in_addr and in6_addr.
Introduce a address_type in the NSVC configuration pass the given
The remote_ip is network byte order, the default encoding for in_addr and in6_addr.
Since there can be multiple PDCH channels configured on different
timeslots, different TRXes, and BTSes, the PTCCH/U handling code
in OsmoPCU needs to know the exact origin of a given RACH.ind.
Otherwise, it is not known which subscriber originated a given
PTCCH/U indication, and hence it is impossible to send PTCCH/D
Timing Advance notification properly.
Fortunately, we can extend the RACH.ind message without even
bumping the protocol version, because every single PDU has a
fixed size defined by the largest message - INFO.ind. In case
if the actual message payload is smaller, the rest is filled
with a constant padding byte (0x00).
Older versions of OsmoPCU will consider the new fields as padding,
while the messages from older OsmoBTS versions will always have
both fields set to 0x00. Since C0/TS0 cannot be configured to
PDCH, this can be easily detected on the other end.
Receive an Application Information Request from the BTS via PCU
interface. Construct a Packet Application Information message from it
(3GPP TS 44.060 11.2.47) and send it to all MS with active TBF.
The TTCN-3 test infrastructure to test this feature is not quite ready
yet, so I've added C unit tests instead.
As specified in 3GPP TS 03.60 Section 16.2.1 and 44.018 Section 3.4.15,
a Class B MS is sending a "RR GPRS SUSPEND REQ" via a DCCH to the BTS if
it wants to suspend GPRS services. As of
Change-Id I3c1af662c8f0d3d22da200638480f6ef05c3ed1f, OsmoBTS forwards
this via the PCU socket, so we need to pick it up and send it via BSSGP
to the SGSN.
Receive the mnc_3_digits flag from the PCU interface.
Bump the PCU interface to 9.
This is one part of the three identical pcuif_proto.h patches:
- I49cd762c3c9d7ee6a82451bdf3ffa2a060767947 (osmo-bts)
- I787fed84a7b613158a5618dd5cffafe4e4927234 (osmo-pcu)
- I78f30aef7aa224b2e9db54c3a844d8f520b3aee0 (osmo-bsc)
Add 3-digit flags and use the new RAI and LAI API from libosmocore throughout
the code base to be able to handle an MNC < 100 that has three digits (leading
Depends: Id2240f7f518494c9df6c8bda52c0d5092f90f221 (libosmocore),
Add PCU_IF_MSG_DATA_CNF_DT and PCU_IF_SAPI_AGCH_DT to bring the
pccif_proto into sync. Both commands are required to support the
rb11 with an osmo-bsc co-located pcu.
* extend BTS <-> PCU protocol with TXT messages
* use it to implement OML alerts support
* use it to implement version message
* add function to transmit both of them them
* send alerts for internal encoding problems as an example
* send version when BTS socket is connected
Note: requires corresponding change
If57459c0610f2c7b36d599b13087c8deef8bdd9e in libosmocore.
Related: OS#1614, 1615
So far, we used to keep a copy of the header file around in
both osmo-pcu and osmo-bts projects. Before we start introducing
a third copy in openbsc, let's have the osmo-pcu install the header
file and make the other programs use that.