[PATCH 1/2] ath10k: search for default BDF name provided in DT

Doug Anderson dianders at chromium.org
Fri Jan 7 13:22:45 PST 2022


On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 12:05 PM Abhishek Kumar <kuabhs at chromium.org> wrote:
> There can be cases where the board-2.bin does not contain
> any BDF matching the chip-id+board-id+variant combination.
> This causes the wlan probe to fail and renders wifi unusable.
> For e.g. if the board-2.bin has default BDF as:
> bus=snoc,qmi-board-id=67 but for some reason the board-id
> on the wlan chip is not programmed and read 0xff as the
> default value. In such cases there won't be any matching BDF
> because the board-2.bin will be searched with following:
> bus=snoc,qmi-board-id=ff
> To address these scenarios, there can be an option to provide
> fallback default BDF name in the device tree. If none of the
> BDF names match then the board-2.bin file can be searched with
> default BDF names assigned in the device tree.
> The default BDF name can be set as:
> wifi at a000000 {
>         status = "okay";
>         qcom,ath10k-default-bdf = "bus=snoc,qmi-board-id=67";

Rather than add a new device tree property, wouldn't it be good enough
to leverage the existing variant? Right now I think that the board
file contains:


...and, on lazor for instance, we have:

qcom,ath10k-calibration-variant = "GO_LAZOR";

The problem you're trying to solve is that on some early lazor
prototype hardware we didn't have the "board-id" programmed we could
get back 0xff from the hardware. As I understand it 0xff always means

It feels like you could just have a special case such that if the
hardware reports board ID of 0xff and you don't get a "match" that you
could just treat 0xff as a wildcard. That means that you'd see the
"variant" in the device tree and pick one of the "GO_LAZOR" entries.

Anyway, I guess it's up to the people who spend more time in this file
which they'd prefer, but that seems like it'd be simple and wouldn't
require a bindings addition...


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