Bug with: ath10k: enable parsing per station rx duration for 10.4?

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Tue Jun 21 07:10:28 PDT 2016

On 06/20/2016 10:18 PM, Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> thanks for reporting ...
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 04:06:52PM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
>> I'm working on bringing up my hacked up version of 4.7 ath10k and 10.4 firmware, and I think
>> I may have found a regression.
> [shafi] let me know what is the issue.. some steps to recreate the issue.

ethtool -S wlan0
or similar should reproduce it.

You would see stats timeout messages in dmesg, and with a bit more debugging,
you notice that the driver is basically busy-spinning trying to get stats over
WMI and/or it is giving errors because skb pull fails because there actually is
not extd stats struct.

>> My 10.4.3-ish firmware source has a bunch of:
>> if (stats_id == WMI_REQUEST_PEER_STAT)
>> logic in it.  In other words, it is not using that id as a bitfield.
> [shafi] will check this.

I fixed my firmware to treat it as a bitfield, and to specifically un-set the EXTD stats
bit, and now it works with my 4.7.  Firmware fix should be backwards compatible.

>> Now, I can fix the firmware, but I am guessing that at least some stock
>> 10.4 firmware has this same issue, and of course any older firmware
>> that does not have this change will still be broken.
>> So, do you want to back out this patch below, at least the part where it sends
>> in 0x9 as the stats_id?
> [shafi] request if you can check this please, there was some misunderstanding
> in the design when this feature got enabled in 10.4, we fixed it in
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9149357/

That might have fixed it, but it is not in 4.7, so I didn't have it
in my tree when testing yesterday.


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

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