RX rate is wrong in 5.10? (bisected to: mac80211: receive and process S1G beacons)

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Mon Jan 4 20:01:15 EST 2021

On 1/4/21 4:25 PM, Thomas Pedersen wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> On 2021-01-04 16:18, Ben Greear wrote:
>> On 1/4/21 8:18 AM, Ben Greear wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I noticed that RX rate is always 6Mbps when I use -ct firmware and -ct driver in
>>> 5.10, and on stock 5.10.0 driver and stock firmware, rx-rate does not show up at
>>> all in 'iw dev wlan1 station dump'.
>>> I'm using 9984 NIC...
>>> Anyone else see this?
>> After a bisect, the first bad commit shows this:
>> commit 09a740ce352e1a1d16b9984115514ba9a4f4704b (refs/bisect/bad)
>> Author: Thomas Pedersen <thomas at adapt-ip.com>
>> Date:   Mon Sep 21 19:28:14 2020 -0700
>>     mac80211: receive and process S1G beacons
>>     S1G beacons are 802.11 Extension Frames, so the fixed
>>     header part differs from regular beacons.
>>     Add a handler to process S1G beacons and abstract out the
>>     fetching of BSSID and element start locations in the
>>     beacon body handler.
>>     Signed-off-by: Thomas Pedersen <thomas at adapt-ip.com>
>>     Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200922022818.15855-14-thomas@adapt-ip.com
>>     [don't rename, small coding style cleanups]
>>     Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg at intel.com>
>> From a glance through the diff, I'm at a loss as to why it causes the
>> symptom.  I manually
>> double-checked the bisect, an it appears correct.
>> What I see is that in the commit before this, I see a useful rx rate
>> (1.3Gbps for instance)
>> in 'iw dev wlan1 station dump', but in this bad commit, both show
>> 6Mbps rate.  (Tx rate
>> in ath10k is probably broken for other reasons, so I only bisected the
>> rx side issue.)
>> I'm using ath10k 9984 radio with firmware 10.4- in station mode.
>> AP is an ath11k Hawkeye...
>> I'm using a 1Mbps UDP packet 'download' stream to make sure I'm seeing
>> rates for data frames
>> and not just management frames.
> Sorry about that.
>> Any idea what might be the issue?
> It may be fixed by https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-wireless/patch/1607483189-3891-1-git-send-email-wgong@codeaurora.org/

Yes, that fixes it.  Looks like it is already in 5.10.4 stable, so I'll upgrade to that.

Thanks for the quick hint.


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

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