[PATCH] ath10k: Make HTT fill size configurable

Sujith Manoharan sujith at msujith.org
Tue Jan 13 13:08:59 PST 2015

Kalle Valo wrote:
> I'm not sure if I really like this path of having interfaces to
> configure driver internals. I suspect that if we add this, we will have
> even more later. It's a lot more documenting for us and more work to the
> users to understand what parameters they should use. Also this means
> that testing will be more challenging as people will use different
> values and results won't be comparable.
> Isn't there any other way to solve the problem? Like automatically
> changing the value somehow (no idea how) or some other means?

We are limiting performance by restricting the fill size. A user
will just use the default, which is still the same and remains
unchanged. But, having a way to adjust this based on the platform
seems reasonable to me and I think trying to change this value dynamically
is overkill.

> Or if nothing else helps, a crazy idea is to have some sort of platform
> profile parameter:
> 0 = auto
> 1 = slow
> 2 = fast
> 3 = superfast (x86)
> And then we would have preset values (not just htt_fill_size) within
> ath10k and they get chosen based on the profile configured.

I don't think a network driver should limit its performance with
such profiles. Moreover, x86 can be slow too - at least, my 4 year
old machine is. :-)


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