More than one ath10k NIC will not load (bisected)

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at
Thu Jan 22 22:43:32 PST 2015

On 22 January 2015 at 22:08, Ben Greear <greearb at> wrote:
> On 01/21/2015 11:47 AM, Ben Greear wrote:
>> On 01/21/2015 11:01 AM, Ben Greear wrote:
>>> On 01/20/2015 06:49 PM, Ben Greear wrote:
>>>> On 01/20/2015 06:13 PM, Sebastian Gottschall wrote:
>>>>> Am 20.01.2015 um 22:53 schrieb Ben Greear:
>>>>>> I tried running a patched version of 3.19.0-rc5 kernel, and it seems to work
>>>>>> fine when there is one ath10k NIC in the system, but when there is two it
>>>>>> doesn't try to load the firmware.
> Ok, this bisects to this commit.  First (or sometimes second) NIC will load,
> but the other one will not load firmware.  No obvious errors in dmesg.

So I'm confused. If it doesn't load firmware then there has to be some
error in dmesg. If there are no errors then how come you know it
doesn't load firmware? Is it being probed at all?

> Platform is x86-64, Fedora 20.  NICS:
> 03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
> 04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
> 7c0f0e3c9797e5a08d15da68812f24eadaf9e82b is the first bad commit
> commit 7c0f0e3c9797e5a08d15da68812f24eadaf9e82b
> Author: Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at>
> Date:   Mon Oct 20 14:14:38 2014 +0200
>     ath10k: mask/unmask msi fw irq
>     This was the final missing bit to making sure the
>     device doesn't assert interrupts to host.
>     This should fix possible race when target crashes
>     during driver teardown.
>     This also removes an early warm reset workaround
>     during pci probing.
>     Signed-off-by: Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at>
>     Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo at>
> :040000 040000 f7ab5ff9f7e3713118dab6f23d02f11003de6fef fa5cb5ee76bdee2c654fcb8e6b8b1283c225bcc2 M      drivers

Hmm.. This removes warm_reset in probe function but I fail to see how
this could end up not loading one of the NIC *silently*?

Anyway there's a pending patch which adds the reset back:
. You might want to try it and see if it helps.


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