[RFC v2 8/9] Bluetooth: drop HCI_UART_INIT_PENDING support

Loic Poulain loic.poulain at linaro.org
Wed Jan 3 09:14:04 PST 2018

Hi Martin,

On 2 January 2018 at 22:06, Martin Blumenstingl
<martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Marcel,
> thank you for looking into this latest version!
> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM, Marcel Holtmann <marcel at holtmann.org> wrote:
>> Hi Martin,
>>> The three-wire (H5) protocol is the only protocol which uses
>>> Unfortunately the benefits of using this flag are currently unknown. It
>>> was added in commit 9f2aee848fe6 ("Bluetooth: Add delayed init sequence
>>> support for UART controllers"). In my experiments (with the
>>> "rtk_hciattach" tool - a customized version of hciattach for Realtek
>>> chipsets) I started the tool before and after this patch while the
>>> Bluetooth chipset was disabled (by pulling it's enable GPIO LOW). In
>>> both cases hci0 was not created - thus HCI_UART_INIT_PENDING is not
>>> required in that case.
>>> Removing this code also has another benefit: hci_serdev.c does not
>>> support the delayed initialization / registration. Thus the protocol
>>> implementation (hci_h5) never receives any data with this check still
>>> in place. For the H5 protocol this means that the initialization never
>>> completes (because the sync response never arrives). Even if the
>>> initialization would succeed later on the drivers would call
>>> hci_uart_init_ready() which schedules the registration which is
>>> currently not implemented by hci_serdev.c.
>>> Removing the HCI_UART_INIT_PENDING check makes the code easier to read
>>> and also fixes the initalization of devices (implemented with the serdev
>>> library) which use the H5 protocol.
>>> Signed-off-by: Martin Blumenstingl <martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com>

I think the original goal is to perform H5 init peacefully.
The H5 protocol needs to be open in order to send/receive H5 link
packets during the H5 initialization/synchronization step.
During this stage, driver prevents upper stack to send any HCI packet
by delaying the HCI device registration.


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