[LEDE-DEV] [Make-wifi-fast] ath9k airtime fairness stabiity issues?

Felix Fietkau nbd at nbd.name
Thu Jan 19 02:44:51 PST 2017

On 2017-01-19 11:38, Jaap Buurman wrote:
> Hi all,
> According to Dave Täht the following code disables Airtime Fairness:
> for i in /sys/kernel/debug/ieee80211/phy*/*/airtime_flags
> do
> echo 0 > $i
> done
> Wouldn't it be a good idea to ship Lede with ATF baked in, but
> disabled at default? That would allow end-users to easily enable ATF.
> Since enabling ATF takes some work, people without the knowledge
> wouldn't accidentally enable this feature and run into possible
> instability issues. But at the same time, this would enable tech savvy
> people to experiment.
> There are reports of people running their networks with ATF enabled
> for weeks with no issues whatsoever, so if there are instability
> issues it might not be as widespread as one would think. There is an
> interesting discussion going on here:
> https://bugs.lede-project.org/index.php?do=details&task_id=368
It is still unclear if disabling ATF at runtime is even enough to get
rid of the stability issues. It's much safer to just leave this patch
out for now and give it some more time to stabilize.

- Felix

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