ath10k: fix core PCI suspend when WoWLAN is supported but disabled

Brian Norris briannorris at
Thu Oct 19 10:12:25 PDT 2017

+ Arnd

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 02:32:45PM +0000, Kalle Valo wrote:
> Kalle Valo <kvalo at> writes:
> > Brian Norris <briannorris at> wrote:
> >
> >> For devices where the FW supports WoWLAN but user-space has not
> >> configured it, we don't do any PCI-specific suspend/resume operations,
> >> because mac80211 doesn't call drv_suspend() when !wowlan. This has
> >> particularly bad effects for some platforms, because we don't stop the
> >> power-save timer, and if this timer goes off after the PCI controller
> >> has suspended the link, Bad Things will happen.
> >> 
> >> Commit 32faa3f0ee50 ("ath10k: add the PCI PM core suspend/resume ops")
> >> got some of this right, in that it understood there was a problem on
> >> non-WoWLAN firmware. But it forgot the $subject case.
> >> 
> >> Fix this by moving all the PCI driver suspend/resume logic exclusively
> >> into the driver PM hooks. This shouldn't affect WoWLAN support much
> >> (this just gets executed later on).
> >> 
> >> I would just as well kill the entirety of ath10k_hif_suspend(), as it's
> >> not even implemented on the USB or SDIO drivers. I expect that we don't
> >> need the callback, except to return "supported" (i.e., 0) or "not
> >> supported" (i.e., -EOPNOTSUPP).
> >> 
> >> Fixes: 32faa3f0ee50 ("ath10k: add the PCI PM core suspend/resume ops")
> >> Fixes: 77258d409ce4 ("ath10k: enable pci soc powersaving")
> >> Signed-off-by: Brian Norris <briannorris at>
> >> Cc: Ryan Hsu <ryanhsu at>
> >> Cc: Kalle Valo <kvalo at>
> >> Cc: Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at>
> >> Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo at>
> >
> > Patch applied to ath-next branch of ath.git, thanks.
> >
> > 96378bd2c6cd ath10k: fix core PCI suspend when WoWLAN is supported but disabled
> Kbuild found a build problem, I suspect it's caused by this patch:

Actually, it's the interaction of this patch and Arnd's patch:

6af1de2e4ec4 ath10k: mark PM functions as __maybe_unused

I see that's now in these branches:


Whereas mine got applied to:


So technically, the problem is in your merge here :)

096ad2a15fd8 Merge branch 'ath-next'

> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/pci.c:3416:8: error: implicit
> declaration of function 'ath10k_pci_suspend'
> [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/pci.c:3428:8: error: implicit
> declaration of function 'ath10k_pci_resume'
> [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
> The .config.gz there doesn't have CONFIG_PM set, maybe that's the
> problem?

Yes, indirectly that's also the problem.

The solution would seem to be either to kill the #ifdefs around
ath10k_pci_{suspend,resume}() and friends (and use __maybe_unused
instead, to further extend Arnd's patch), or else revert Arnd's stuff
and go with CONFIG_PM_SLEEP everywhere, which would resolve the original
warning (promoted to error) that Arnd was resolving.

I can send out one of these if you'd like.


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