[PATCH] ath10k: Keep track of which interrupts fired, don't poll them

Doug Anderson dianders at chromium.org
Thu Jul 9 11:22:28 EDT 2020


On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 4:40 PM Brian Norris <briannorris at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 4:14 PM Doug Anderson <dianders at chromium.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 4:03 PM Brian Norris <briannorris at chromium.org> wrote:
> > > If I'm reading correctly, you're removing the only remaining use of
> > > 'per_ce_irq'. Should we kill the field entirely?
> >
> > Ah, you are indeed correct!  I hadn't noticed that.  Unless I hear
> > otherwise, I'll send a v2 tomorrow that removes the field entirely.
> A healthy middle ground might put that in a patch 2, so it's easily
> dropped if desired. *shrug*

Sure, sounds like a plan.

> > > Or perhaps we should
> > > leave some kind of WARN_ON() (BUG_ON()?) if this function is called
> > > erroneously with per_ce_irq==true? But I suppose this driver is full
> > > of landmines if the CE API is used incorrectly.
> >
> > Yeah, I originally had a WARN_ON() here and then took it out because
> > it seemed like extra overhead and, as you said, someone writing the
> > code has to know how the API works already I think.  ...but I'll add
> > it back in if people want.
> I believe WARN_ON() and friends have a built-in unlikely(), so it
> shouldn't have much overhead. But I don't really mind either way.

Since you don't feel strongly, leaving it off.

> > > Do you need to clear this map if the interface goes down or if there's
> > > a firmware crash? Right now, I don't think there's a guarantee that
> > > we'll run through a NAPI poll in those cases, which is the only place
> > > you clear the map, and if the hardware/firmware has been reset, the
> > > state map is probably not valid.
> >
> > Seems like a good idea.  Is the right place at the start of
> > ath10k_snoc_hif_start()?
> Either there or in .power_down()/.power_up(). I think either would be
> equally correct, but I'm not entirely sure if the semantic difference
> is meaningful for this.

Will choose ath10k_snoc_hif_start() since it's where napi_enable() is
and ath10k_snoc_irq_enable() are and those are related.


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