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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 1/5] Bluetooth: hci_qca: use wait_until_sent() for power pulses
Hi Matthias,

On 2019-01-12 05:08, Matthias Kaehlcke wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 08:02:00PM +0530, Balakrishna Godavarthi wrote:
>> On 2019-01-11 06:25, Matthias Kaehlcke wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 08:18:37PM +0530, Balakrishna Godavarthi wrote:
>> > > Hi Johan,
>> > >
>> > > On 2019-01-09 20:08, Johan Hovold wrote:
>> > > > On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 05:59:47PM -0800, Matthias Kaehlcke wrote:
>> > > > > On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 08:16:35PM +0530, Balakrishna Godavarthi
>> > > > > wrote:
>> > > > > > wcn3990 requires a power pulse to turn ON/OFF along with
>> > > > > > regulators. Sometimes we are observing the power pulses are sent
>> > > > > > out with some time delay, due to queuing these commands. This is
>> > > > > > causing synchronization issues with chip, which intern delay the
>> > > > > > chip setup or may end up with communication issues.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Balakrishna Godavarthi <bgodavar@codeaurora.org>
>> > > > > > ---
>> > > > > > drivers/bluetooth/hci_qca.c | 38 ++++++++++++++-----------------------
>> > > > > > 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > diff --git a/drivers/bluetooth/hci_qca.c b/drivers/bluetooth/hci_qca.c
>> > > > > > index f036c8f98ea3..5a07c2370289 100644
>> > > > > > --- a/drivers/bluetooth/hci_qca.c
>> > > > > > +++ b/drivers/bluetooth/hci_qca.c
>> > > > > > @@ -1013,11 +1013,9 @@ static inline void host_set_baudrate(struct hci_uart *hu, unsigned int speed)
>> > > > > > hci_uart_set_baudrate(hu, speed);
>> > > > > > }
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > -static int qca_send_power_pulse(struct hci_dev *hdev, u8 cmd)
>> > > > > > +static int qca_send_power_pulse(struct hci_uart *hu, u8 cmd)
>> > > > > > {
>> > > > > > - struct hci_uart *hu = hci_get_drvdata(hdev);
>> > > > > > - struct qca_data *qca = hu->priv;
>> > > > > > - struct sk_buff *skb;
>> > > > > > + int ret;
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > /* These power pulses are single byte command which are sent
>> > > > > > * at required baudrate to wcn3990. On wcn3990, we have an external
>> > > > > > @@ -1029,19 +1027,16 @@ static int qca_send_power_pulse(struct hci_dev *hdev, u8 cmd)
>> > > > > > * save power. Disabling hardware flow control is mandatory while
>> > > > > > * sending power pulses to SoC.
>> > > > > > */
>> > > > > > - bt_dev_dbg(hdev, "sending power pulse %02x to SoC", cmd);
>> > > > > > -
>> > > > > > - skb = bt_skb_alloc(sizeof(cmd), GFP_KERNEL);
>> > > > > > - if (!skb)
>> > > > > > - return -ENOMEM;
>> > > > > > -
>> > > > > > + bt_dev_dbg(hu->hdev, "sending power pulse %02x to SoC", cmd);
>> > > > > > hci_uart_set_flow_control(hu, true);
>> > > > > > + ret = serdev_device_write_buf(hu->serdev, &cmd, sizeof(cmd));
>> > > > > > + if (ret < 0) {
>> > > > > > + bt_dev_err(hu->hdev, "failed to send power pulse %02x to SoC",
>> > > > > > + cmd);
>> > > > > > + return ret;
>> > > > > > + }
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > - skb_put_u8(skb, cmd);
>> > > > > > - hci_skb_pkt_type(skb) = HCI_COMMAND_PKT;
>> > > > > > -
>> > > > > > - skb_queue_tail(&qca->txq, skb);
>> > > > > > - hci_uart_tx_wakeup(hu);
>> > > > > > + serdev_device_wait_until_sent(hu->serdev, 0);
>> > > >
>> > > > Again, do you really want to wait indefinitely here?
>> > > >
>> > > [Bala]: these commands are mandatory to turn ON or OFF the chip.
>> > > so blocking to the max time is required.
>> > > these commands are sent during the BT chip ON & OFF.
>> > > in the latest series, i have flushed the uart before sending
>> > > this
>> > > commands
>> > > so the uart FIFO(as just opened the port before calling this
>> > > function) or the circular
>> > > buffer will be empty and also i am disabling the flow
>> > > control too.
>> > > https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10744435/
>> >
>> > The commands may be mandatory for switching the chip on or off, but
>> > what is better if there is a problem with sending them (e.g. a buggy
>> > UART driver):
>> >
>> > 1. wait a reasonable time, report an error
>> > 2. wait forever
>> >
>> > ?
>> >
>> > If the single byte command couldn't be sent after a few milliseconds,
>> > it likely never will, waiting forever doesn't fix that. An error
>> > report at least provides some information about the problem and the
>> > driver is in a not-hanging state.
>> >
>> > Cheers
>> >
>> > Matthias
>>
>> [Bala]: will update this with a bound TIMEOUT value. But
>> wait_until_sent()
>> is void return
>> type how could we know that the data is sent out on the lines.
>
> Good point, I didn't check and expected it to return an error. If you
> feel really motivated and have maintainer support you could possibly
> change the API, however it seems this would be a somewhat larger
> change.
>
> I guess the next best thing to do is to proceed as if all data was
> sent and if there was a problem it will likely manifest through
> another error (especially for the ON pulse), which still seems better
> than a hanging driver.
>
> Cheers
>
> Matthias

[Bala]: sure, will add the timeout to one second and if data didn't sent
to the lines anyways
we will get an version command timeouts errors.

--
Regards
Balakrishna.

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