[PATCH] ath10k: ensure pdev sta kickout threshold is set.

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Tue Sep 6 06:12:04 PDT 2016

On 09/06/2016 12:39 AM, Manoharan, Rajkumar wrote:
> [...]
>> +int ath10k_mac_set_pdev_kickout(struct ath10k *ar)
>> +{
>> +       u32 param = ar->wmi.pdev_param->sta_kickout_th;
>> +       int rv;
>> +
>> +       rv = ath10k_wmi_pdev_set_param(ar, param,
>> +                                      ar->sta_xretry_kickout_thresh);
>> +       if (rv) {
>> +               ath10k_warn(ar, "failed to set sta kickout threshold to %d: %d\n",
>> +                           ar->sta_xretry_kickout_thresh, rv);
>> +       }
>> +       return rv;
>> +}
> Ben,
> I plan to get rid of setting station kickout threshold from host. Each firmware revision (i.e qca988x, qca99x0, ipq4019)  follows different logic based on hw capability for station kickout and follows different default paramters. So configuring common threshold will affect firmware logic. Better to get rid of these configuration from host driver and let firmware to work with default parameters.
> Also I could not find out sta_xretry_kickout_thresh definition in upstream driver. Have you posted any changes for the same?

Hmm, maybe that last bit is something I added in another patch.  Probably my
patch to enable firmware config on a per radio basis (fwcfg in my tree).  Those patches are
larger and probably will never make it upstream.

I need a way to configure this kickout, since firmware is kicking out stations when it should

Instead of removing the capability, you should instead make it configurable
through debugfs or something like my fwcfg patches, and/or disable the kickout entirely.
Since mac80211 can deal with kicking out stations already, the stuff in the firmware just makes
things less stable in poor RF environments and/or with stations with flaky power-save and
off-channel roaming.


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

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