[PATCH] ath10k: Fix survey information reporting

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Fri Jun 5 12:22:53 PDT 2015

On 06/05/2015 12:10 PM, YanBo wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com> wrote:
>> I applied these and some other related patches to my hacked-upon 4.0.4, but
>> I am seeing some inconsistencies between how ath10k and ath9k
>> reports survey info.  I am using my CT firmware based on 10.1.
>> ath9k reports ever-increasing counters for the channel time
>> and busy time.
>> With ath10k, it reports the same values until I do a scan
>> again, and even then, it is not additive.
>> First, should the value only update when we do a scan?
>> And second, should ath10k report ever increasing totals
>> to match ath9k behaviour?
> It should be match with ath9k, but the ath10k doesn't accumulate the
> survey count at currently code,
> I drafted a patch to fix this issue, will send to public mailist soon.

I notice you can get current cycle stats out of the pdev stats as well,
and those update every time you ask firmware for stats.

It won't be 100% accurate because you don't know when firmware
was off-channel or not, but I guess it will be better for me than
nothing.  I certainly don't want to be scanning all the time,
but grabbing firmware stats already happens when you get ethtool
stats, so as long as I poll often enough to catch wraps, I think it
will be good enough.

I guess to get really accurate values, one would have to hack the
firmware to keep its own accumulated stats and properly deal with
channel changes.


Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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