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

Rajkumar Manoharan rmanohar at codeaurora.org
Tue Sep 6 10:16:38 PDT 2016

On 2016-09-06 18:42, Ben Greear wrote:
> 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
> not.

Could you please explain the scenario?

> 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.
I plan to get rid of hardcoded value and fix this through proper netlink 
interface instead of debugfs. While ago, I posted a change for 
configuring low ack threshold. It is still pending in my TODO list.



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