ath10k-regression due to "ath10k: fix napi_poll budget overflow" c9353bf483d3

Kalle Valo kvalo at
Fri Oct 27 02:40:19 PDT 2017

+ linux-wireless

Thorsten Leemhuis <linux at> writes:

> Lo! On 03.10.2017 01:40, Ryan Hsu wrote:
>> On 10/01/2017 01:59 AM, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>> Lo! The wifi connection of my Dell XPS13 (9360) with its QCA6174
>>> sometimes suddenly stops working since I switched to 4.14-rc2+. Every
>>> time it happens, there is this error message in dmesg:
>>>> ath10k_pci 0000:3a:00.0: failed to extract amsdu: -11
>>> I have to switch wifi off and on with the hotkey to reconnect. I can
>>> trigger the aborts by starting a big download and waiting a few minutes.
>>> Sometimes the connections aborts during normal load. Installing the
>>> latest firmware didn't help. The wifi works just fine with 4.13.3. While
>>> investigating this I noticed a few messages in dmesg that only appear in
>>> 4.14-rc (I used 35dbba31be52):
>> You do run the 4.13.3 v.s 4.14-rc with the same QCA6174 firmwrae, right?
>> Just want to understand the test setup here so that I could give it
>> a try myself, and in 11ac or 11n mode you're testing?
> Yup, same firmware (reproduced it with
> firmware-6.bin_WLAN.RM.4.4.1-00058-QCARMSWP-1 before bisecting). And the
> problem showed up with 2g and 5g networks. But while investigating it I
> noticed the problem does not show up with all wifi routers. It happens
> with my Fritz!Box 6490 Cable and another Fritz!Box I tried, but not with
> the wifi network at work (no idea what kind of routers are installed
> there; I can try to find out if it matters).
>>>> 3a:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174
>>>> 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [168c:003e] (rev 32)
>> […] Would you mind do a bisect to locate the failure, please?
> Did that yesterday and it turned out it's due to commit c9353bf483d3
> (ath10k: fix napi_poll budget overflow). Reverting it on top of linux
> master from yesterday made the wifi connection stable again for me.

Sorry, I have not been able to follow this discussion very closely but
was the conclusion? Should we should revert c9353bf483d3 for 4.14 or
what? I should still have time to do that, but not much.

Kalle Valo

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