[PATCH v4 1/2] ath10k: add refcount for ath10k_core_restart

Kalle Valo kvalo at codeaurora.org
Mon Sep 7 11:55:49 EDT 2020

Wen Gong <wgong at codeaurora.org> writes:

> On 2020-08-15 01:19, Kalle Valo wrote:
> ...
>> I have been thinking a different approach for this. I think another
>> option is to have a function like this:
>> ath10k_core_firmware_crashed()
>> {
>>         queue_work(ar->workqueue, &ar->restart_work);
>> }
>> In patch 1 we would convert all existing callers to call that
>> function instead of queue_work() directly.
>> In patch 2 we would add a new flag to enum ath10k_dev_flags, or maybe
>> should actually use existing ATH10K_FLAG_CRASH_FLUSH? Don't know yet
>> which one is better. Now the function would do:
> I thinks we can use test_and_set_bit for atomic operation athough it
> is same with restart_count.

I didn't quite understand what you mean here, but using
test_and_set_bit() is the correct methdo.

> and add a new flag, ATH10K_FLAG_CRASH_FLUSH is used for flush, if
> still use ATH10K_FLAG_CRASH_FLUSH, it should change clear_bit of it
> from ath10k_core_start to ath10k_reconfig_complete,because
> ieee80211_reconfig(called by ieee80211_restart_work) of mac80211 do
> many things and drv_start is 1st thing and drv_reconfig_complete is
> last thing, drv_reconfig_complete done means the restart finished.

Ok, let's discuss about that in v5. I hope you added the analysis to the
commit log.


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