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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/6] *** Add support for wifi QMI client driver ***
Hi Brian,

On 2018-06-19 07:47, Brian Norris wrote:
> Hi Govind,
>
> One more side note: this series is called v2, but I see an older v3.
> What's up with that?
>

Earlier was typo(v3), it was first version.
Pls ignore the same.

> On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 06:03:04PM +0530, Govind Singh wrote:
>> Add QMI client driver for Q6 integrated WLAN connectivity subsystem.
>> This module is responsible for communicating WLAN control messages to
>> FW
>> over QMI interface.
>>
>> QUALCOMM MSM Interface(QMI) provides the control interface between
>> components running b/w remote processors with underlying transport
>> layer
>> based on integrated chipset(shared memory) or discrete
>> chipset(PCI/USB/SDIO/UART).
>
> So this seems to imply QMI would work with transports that are not
> integrated. Except, your code is directly calling SNOC (one of your
> integrated chipset interfaces) code from the QMI driver. Correct? I
> suppose that's OK for now, but it's a little misleading. If you
> actually
> intend this to support multiple transports, then you might instead want
> a callback interface for this.
>

Agree, As of now there is no road-map to support qmi on discrete
chip-set on ath10k tree.
Probably if required in future, we can use some generic callback and
opaque structures to
make it independent to integrated/discrete chip set.

>> QMI client driver implementation is based on qmi frmework
>> https://lwn.net/Articles/729924/.
>>
>> Below is the sequence of qmi handshake.
>>
>> QMI CLIENT(APPS) QMI
>> SERVER(FW in Q6)
>>
>> <------wlan service discoverd----
>>
>> -----connect to wlam qmi service----->
>>
>> ------------wlan info request----->
>>
>> <------------wlan info resp------------
>>
>> ------------msa info req-------->
>>
>> <------------msa info resp------------
>>
>> ------------msa ready req-------->
>>
>> <------------msa ready resp------------
>>
>> <------------msa ready indication-------
>>
>> ------------capability req------->
>>
>> <------------capability resp------------
>>
>> ------------qmi bdf req--------->
>>
>> <------------qmi bdf resp------------
>>
>> ------------qmi cal trigger------->
>>
>> <------------ QMI FW ready indication-------
>
> Let's see if I'm interpreting this right:
>
> * The above process is just initiating a handshake with the QMI
> service and doesn't actually do any loading of firmware on its own;
> it just hands things off to the SNOC client driver (and ath10k core)
> once the firmware is magically ready (??)

Yes, it is initiating the handshakes once qmi service is up on the
target Q6.

> * The ATH10K_FW_FEATURE_NON_BMI flag you added previously basically
> provides a way for a driver (and now we see which driver; it's this
> QMI / SNOC driver) to completely sidestep the typicaly in-kernel
> firmware load implementation; in fact, the kernel only reads the
> WLAN firmware just to parse some feature flags, not to actually
> program it to the device
> * Some yet-unmentioned proprietary app is involved to handle
> sideloading the actual firmware from user space
>

WLAN fw is running in modem Q6 as user PD(protection domain).
Sequence of user PD loading is given below as per current design of
Modem Q6 fw.

1) Remote proc PIL driver loads the modem fw/ROOT PD.
2) As part of ROOT pd boot-up it queries to a daemon(pd_mapper) running
in apps processor to determine how many
user pd's are getting supported in the remote processor(Q6).
3) once supported pd info in known to Q6, tftp client in Q6 establishes
the connection with
tftp server in Q6 for user pd loading.

> Is this correct? If not, please correct me. But if it is:
>
> * When does the user space app actually load the WLAN firmware? I'm
> not
> sure I can place it in the above diagram.
> * Is there any open source implementation of this? How am I supposed
> to
> actually use this driver, if it relies on proprietary components
> that
> I can't review and aren't really even mentioned?
>

As described above.
There are no open source implementation available for tftp server as of
now and this is
work in progress.

> I hope I'm sorely wrong on this. But if I'm not, I don't see why this
> driver should be merged at all. Linux drivers should be self-sufficient
> wherever possible, and I don't see a good reason why this driver can't
> manage actually loading the WLAN firmware on its own, similar to how
> the
> BMI component of the ath10k driver loads firmware for other ath10k
> transports. But even more importantly: I believe this driver is hiding
> the fact that it relies on undocumented proprietary components to run
> on
> the CPU [1] just to make use of it at all.
>
> Brian
>

I understand your concern, currently Q6 ROOT PD infrastructure does not
support the same.
This can be documented once opensource implementation of tftp server
daemon is available.

> [1] It's an unfortunate fact of life that Wifi (and in this case,
> modem+Wifi) processors will run proprietary firmware, but it's not
> accepted that Linux relies on proprietary user space.
>
>> Changes in V2:
>> Removed qmi client driver and integrated qmi client handshakes in
>> snoc platform driver.
>> Addressed comments v1 version.
>> Switched to ath10k bdf download infra(board-2.bin)
>> Added MSA fixed region support to support unload use-case.
>> Unified logging.
>>
>> Testing:
>> Tested all qmi handshakes, driver load/unload and STA/SAP sanity
>> testing.
>> Tested HW: SDM845(WCN3990)
>> Tested FW: WLAN.HL.2.0-01192-QCAHLSWMTPLZ-1
>>
>>
>>
>> Govind Singh (5):
>> ath10k: Add qmi service helpers for wcn3990 qmi client
>> dt: bindings: add bindings for msa memory region
>> ath10k: Add debug mask for QMI layer
>> firmware: qcom: scm: Add WLAN VMID for Qualcomm SCM interface
>> ath10k: Add QMI message handshake for wcn3990 client
>>
>> Rakesh Pillai (1):
>> ath10k: Add support to create boardname for non-bmi target
>>
>> .../bindings/net/wireless/qcom,ath10k.txt | 4 +
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/Kconfig | 13 +-
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/Makefile | 4 +-
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/core.c | 20 +-
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/core.h | 4 +
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/debug.h | 1 +
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/qmi.c | 1030 ++++++++
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/qmi.h | 136 ++
>> .../net/wireless/ath/ath10k/qmi_wlfw_v01.c | 2072
>> +++++++++++++++++
>> .../net/wireless/ath/ath10k/qmi_wlfw_v01.h | 677 ++++++
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/snoc.c | 209 +-
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/snoc.h | 3 +
>> include/linux/qcom_scm.h | 4 +-
>> 13 files changed, 4160 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
>> create mode 100644 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/qmi.c
>> create mode 100644 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/qmi.h
>> create mode 100644 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/qmi_wlfw_v01.c
>> create mode 100644 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/qmi_wlfw_v01.h
>>
>> --
>> 2.17.0
>>

BR,
Govind

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