[PATCH v2 08/21] ath10k: make firmware text debug messages more verbose.

Valo, Kalle kvalo at qca.qualcomm.com
Thu Sep 15 07:02:47 PDT 2016

Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com> writes:

> On 09/14/2016 07:12 AM, Valo, Kalle wrote:
>> greearb at candelatech.com writes:
>>> From: Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
>>> There are not many of these messages producted by the
>>> firmware, but they are generally fairly useful, so print
>>> them at info level.
>>> Signed-off-by: Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
>>> ---
>>>   drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/wmi.c | 2 +-
>>>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/wmi.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/wmi.c
>>> index 1758b4a..d9e4b77 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/wmi.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/wmi.c
>>> @@ -4050,7 +4050,7 @@ void ath10k_wmi_event_debug_print(struct ath10k *ar, struct sk_buff *skb)
>>>   	/* the last byte is always reserved for the null character */
>>>   	buf[i] = '\0';
>>> -	ath10k_dbg(ar, ATH10K_DBG_WMI_PRINT, "wmi print '%s'\n", buf);
>>> +	ath10k_info(ar, "wmi print '%s'\n", buf);
>> Useful to whom and how? I understand that for firmware developers this
>> is very valuable information and that's why we have a special debug
>> level for it. But I suspect that for normal users these are just
>> confusing and unnecessarily spam the log.
> CT firmare will print out some memory usage info on firmware boot, and that can
> allow a discerning individual to tune their vdev, peer, rate-ctrl, and other
> object usage in order to make best use of resources in the firmware.
> These few lines can greatly aid debugging certain types of crashes and performance
> loss in the firmware, so having them readily available in 'dmesg' or similar
> for bug reports from the field helps me.
> Stock firmware will also print out some resource usage info.  It is just
> a few lines on firmware boot, but it is quite useful in my experience.

I'm sure it's useful for you, but we have quite a few firmware versions
to support. We do not know what kind of messages they print.

Kalle Valo

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