[PATCH 1/2] ath6kl_sdio: Add reset gpio module parameter for CHIP_PWD_L pin

Steve deRosier derosier at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 09:42:04 PST 2015

Hi Julian,

Thanks for looking at this.

In short - I agree with your review and will do most of them. As a
well as a few minor changes suggested by the kbuild test robot. Expect
a new version shortly.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 10:25 PM, Julian Calaby <julian.calaby at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  static void __exit ath6kl_sdio_exit(void)
>>  {
>>         sdio_unregister_driver(&ath6kl_sdio_driver);
>> +
>> +       /* Delay to avoid pulling the plug on the chip when an irq is pending
>> +        * and then getting a spurious message:
>> +        * "ath6kl: failed to get pending recv messages: -125"
>> +        */
>> +       msleep(300);
> Is there some actual synchronisation you can do here against the IRQ?
> 300msec isn't a long time to wait, but it seems wrong here.

Considering this is only called on exit, I wasn't too worried about
this, but then again, on reboot as well as a few types of
reconfiguring the interface speed is an important consideration for
our system.

I'm open to suggestions.  I had looked at this and didn't see an
obvious way to try to sync with the IRQ as it goes through several

But looking at it again in a different light...

125 is ECANCELED.  Which is exactly right and appropriate, and
ath6kl_htc_rxmsg_pending_handler() where the message comes from does a
proper cleanup, or so it looks like. I wonder if maybe we can consider
ECANCELED not an error that needs an error message as it might be a
reasonable case?

So instead of synchronization, just consider that particular status an
expected and properly handled exception condition and not print an


- Steve

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