ath10k: Reduce warning messages during rx without proper channel context

Kalle Valo kvalo at
Tue May 24 10:53:43 PDT 2016

Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <mohammed at> wrote:
> From: Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <mohammed at>
> WARN_ON_ONCE when we receive packets for self peer when mac80211
> had not assigned a proper channel context. This scenario happens
> in QCA4019 when we start the AP via hostapd in background and start
> it once again in the background without killing the previous instance!
> This happens intermittently when we start / stop hostapd in a while loop
> (incase the hostapd is not properly killed).  This results in mac80211
> chancontext to be unassigned, while the self peer continuous receive
> packets in target operating channel. This results in lot of call traces
> in the rx path. Make this as a WARN_ON_ONCE to avoid flooding the console
> which result in rebooting low memory systems, while still reporting the
> warning once that we are receiving packets in target operating channel and
> to indicate that something is happening which is not the expected result.
> WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at ath/ath10k/htt_rx.c:803
> [<c0318838>] (warn_slowpath_null) from [<bf4a0104>]
> (ath10k_htt_rx_h_channel+0xe0/0x1b8 [ath10k_core])
> [<bf4a0104>] (ath10k_htt_rx_h_channel [ath10k_core]) from
> [<bf4a025c>] (ath10k_htt_rx_h_ppdu+0x80/0x288 [ath10k_core])
> [<bf4a025c>] (ath10k_htt_rx_h_ppdu [ath10k_core]) from
> [<bf4a1a9c>] (ath10k_htt_txrx_compl_task+0x724/0x9d4 [ath10k_core])
> [<bf4a1a9c>] (ath10k_htt_txrx_compl_task [ath10k_core])
> Signed-off-by: Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <mohammed at>

Thanks, 1 patch applied to ath.git:

3b0499e9ce42 ath10k: reduce warning messages during rx without proper channel context

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