Setting single rate in ath10k broken by "reject/clear user rate mask if not usable"

Johannes Berg johannes at
Wed Oct 18 13:34:29 PDT 2017


On Wed, 2017-10-18 at 19:56 +0200, Oleksij Rempel wrote:
> > People trying to do regulatory testing want this feature, and other people
> > that are not me also like to test with specific rates.  Still a 
> > small-ish set of people, but bigger than just me at least.
> Till now i was interviewing different people who was asking for this for 
> ath9k-htc. So I would say we have:
> - academical researchers
> - testers
> - R&D
> - exploit and penetration testers
> - HAM
> - just hackers
> As for me, it sounds a s lot.

Making (literally) millions of devices in the field hit a WARN_ON() is
not really acceptable either though.

You can argue that this introduced a regression, but putting the old
behaviour back would equally be a regression, for more systems by a few
orders of magnitude.

In any case, I've already suggested a way to fix this, but you've both
completely ignored that part of my email. All I've been reading is that
you're demanding that I fix this, and arguments about how much people
are allowed to shoot themselves in the foot, none of which is very

I might even fix it myself eventually, if only to appease the people
who say we have a zero tolerance no regressions rule, but it's not
exactly the most important thing I'm doing right now (also, I'll be
going on vacation for a few days, and you can probably implement my
suggestion in that time, and then I can review it when I get back on

Let's just say that I think we're discussing the wrong thing here - we
ought to be discussing how it can be fixed, and perhaps you can even be
constructive in suggesting (and testing, which I can't really do)


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