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

Wen Gong wgong at codeaurora.org
Mon Sep 7 23:47:22 EDT 2020

On 2020-09-07 23:55, Kalle Valo wrote:
> 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.
yes, v5 have alread sent in https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/11728101/
[v5] ath10k: add atomic protection for device recovery

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