[PATCH v2 09/21] ath10k: print fw debug messages in hex.

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Thu Sep 15 11:08:31 PDT 2016

On 09/15/2016 10:59 AM, Ben Greear wrote:
> On 09/15/2016 10:34 AM, Grumbach, Emmanuel wrote:

> I have other patches that remember the last 100 or so firmware log messages from
> the kernel and provide that in a binary dump image when firmware crashes.
> This is indeed very useful.
> But, when debugging non-crash occasions, it is still useful to see what
> the firmware is doing.
> For instance, maybe it is reporting lots of tx-hangs and/or low-level
> resets.  This gives you a clue as to why a user might report 'my wifi sucks'.
> Since I am both FW and driver team for my firmware variant,
> and my approach has been working for me, then I feel it is certainly better than
> the current state.  And just maybe the official upstream FW team could start
> using something similar as well.  Currently, I don't see how they can ever make
> much progress on firmware crashes reported in stock kernels.

I forgot the other good reason about console logging this:

Sometimes ath10k firmware crash causes the entire kernel to crash, so there is no time to
grab the binary dump from a file system...but a serial console can help you
make progress...


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

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