[PATCH 00/50] wifi: ath12k: driver for Qualcomm Wi-Fi 7 devices

Kalle Valo kvalo at kernel.org
Fri Aug 12 09:09:13 PDT 2022

From: Kalle Valo <quic_kvalo at quicinc.com>

ath12k is a new mac80211 driver for Qualcomm Wi-Fi 7 devices, first
supporting QCN9274 and WCN7850 PCI devices.  QCN9274 supports both AP
and station; WCN7850 supports only station mode. Monitor mode is not
(yet) supported. Only PCI bus devices are supported.

ath12k is forked from an earlier version of ath11k. It was simpler to
have a "clean start" for the new generation and not try to share the
code with ath11k. This makes maintenance easier and avoids major
changes in ath11k, which would have significantly increased the risk
of regressions in existing setups.

ath12k uses le32 and cpu_to_le32() macros to handle endian
conversions, instead of using the firmware byte swap feature utilized
by ath11k. There is only one kernel module, named ath12k.ko.

Currently ath12k only supports HE mode (IEEE 802.11ax) or older, but
work is ongoing to add EHT mode (IEEE 802.11be) support.

The size of the driver is ~41 kLOC and 45 files. To make the review
easier, this initial version of ath12k does not support Device Tree,
debugfs or any other extra features. Those will be added later, after
ath12k is accepted to upstream.

The driver is build tested by Intel's kernel test robot with both GCC
and Clang. Sparse reports no warnings. The driver is mostly free of
checkpatch warnings, albeit few of the warnings are omitted on
purpose, list of them here:


The driver has had multiple authors who are listed in alphabetical
order below.

Co-developed-by: Balamurugan Selvarajan <quic_bselvara at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Balamurugan Selvarajan <quic_bselvara at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Baochen Qiang <quic_bqiang at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Baochen Qiang <quic_bqiang at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Bhagavathi Perumal S <quic_bperumal at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Bhagavathi Perumal S <quic_bperumal at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Carl Huang <quic_cjhuang at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Carl Huang <quic_cjhuang at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Jeff Johnson <quic_jjohnson at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Johnson <quic_jjohnson at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Karthikeyan Periyasamy <quic_periyasa at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Karthikeyan Periyasamy <quic_periyasa at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: P Praneesh <quic_ppranees at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: P Praneesh <quic_ppranees at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Pradeep Kumar Chitrapu <quic_pradeepc at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Pradeep Kumar Chitrapu <quic_pradeepc at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Ramya Gnanasekar <quic_rgnanase at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Ramya Gnanasekar <quic_rgnanase at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Sriram R <quic_srirrama at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Sriram R <quic_srirrama at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Vasanthakumar Thiagarajan <quic_vthiagar at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Vasanthakumar Thiagarajan <quic_vthiagar at quicinc.com>
Co-developed-by: Wen Gong <quic_wgong at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Wen Gong <quic_wgong at quicinc.com>
Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <quic_kvalo at quicinc.com>


I have split the driver into multiple patches for easier review, but
the final version will be one big commit.

For easier review I have split the driver into multiple patches (one
file per patch). But in the final version, which will be commited to
git, all these patches will be folded into one big patch. So in the
git archive the full driver be in a single commit to avoid any bisect
issues etc.

This version is based on commit 313fb8aacbba1eae831065d7cb5c68cb97fcace6
from ath12k-bringup branch on my ath.git tree:


The patchset applies on top of wireless-next commit:


The firmware images are not yet available but they will be soon, the
plan is to publish them before v2 is submitted.

Please review and comment.


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