[PATCH] ath10k: move mgmt descriptor limit handle under mgmt_tx

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Sat Mar 5 20:11:18 PST 2016

On 03/05/2016 08:00 PM, Rajkumar Manoharan wrote:
> On , Ben Greear wrote:
>> On 03/05/2016 06:10 AM, Rajkumar Manoharan wrote:
>>> Firmware reserves few descriptors for management frames transmission.
>>> In 16 MBSSID scenario, these slots will be easy exhausted due to frequent
>>> probe responses. So for 10.4 based solutions, probe responses are limited
>>> by a threshold (24).
>> Do you mean probe requests or probe responses?
> I meant probe responses in AP mode.
>> A single hardware scan request with lots of ssids in it will utilize all
>> firmware tx management frames (which is 5, it seems).  In my testing, the
>> firmware would just never send probe requests for the rest of the ssids
>> because the firmware scan state machine logic is broken.
> Hmm... firmware expects both ssid and bssid list to be filled for multiple probe
> requests. Better to try with different probe spacing time, repeat probe time and
> probe delay and dwell time as these params change prob_req behavior in firmware.

It was easier to just fix the firmware than to hack the
rest of the stack.

> Anyway this change is not related to scan functionality.
>> If you really do mean responses, then it sounds like it would be better to
>> use the normal RX path for mgt frames in the firmware...
> Let me clarify. Sending probe responses in AP mode are limited by a threshold
> for qca99x0 ("ath10k: drop probe responses when too many are queued"). This change
> moves probe response checks under mgmt_tx from common data path.

Ok, I'll take a look at that.  I've implemented MGT frames over the completely
normal HTT data-path transport, so probably I won't hit that in my systems
anyway (there should be no internal mgt-frame limitation, except for locally
created things like probe requests during scan).  But, I could be missing
something...I'm really just getting started with 10.4...


> -Rajkumar

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

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