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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/55] staging: wfx: fix the cache of rate policies on interface reset
On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 02:35:13PM +0000, Jérôme Pouiller wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 December 2019 12:52:11 CET Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 05:03:33PM +0000, Jérôme Pouiller wrote:
> > > From: Jérôme Pouiller <jerome.pouiller@silabs.com>
> > >
> > > Device and driver maintain a cache of rate policies (aka.
> > > tx_retry_policy in hardware API).
> > >
> > > When hif_reset() is sent to hardware, device resets its cache of rate
> > > policies. In order to keep driver in sync, it is necessary to do the
> > > same on driver.
> > >
> > > Note, when driver tries to use a rate policy that has not been defined
> > > on device, data is sent at 1Mbps. So, this patch should fix abnormal
> > > throughput observed sometime after a reset of the interface.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Jérôme Pouiller <jerome.pouiller@silabs.com>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.c | 3 +--
> > > drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.h | 1 +
> > > drivers/staging/wfx/sta.c | 6 +++++-
> > > 3 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.c b/drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.c
> > > index b722e9773232..02f001dab62b 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.c
> > > @@ -249,7 +249,7 @@ static int wfx_tx_policy_upload(struct wfx_vif *wvif)
> > > return 0;
> > > }
> > >
> > > -static void wfx_tx_policy_upload_work(struct work_struct *work)
> > > +void wfx_tx_policy_upload_work(struct work_struct *work)
> > > {
> > > struct wfx_vif *wvif =
> > > container_of(work, struct wfx_vif, tx_policy_upload_work);
> > > @@ -270,7 +270,6 @@ void wfx_tx_policy_init(struct wfx_vif *wvif)
> > > spin_lock_init(&cache->lock);
> > > INIT_LIST_HEAD(&cache->used);
> > > INIT_LIST_HEAD(&cache->free);
> > > - INIT_WORK(&wvif->tx_policy_upload_work, wfx_tx_policy_upload_work);
> > >
> > > for (i = 0; i < HIF_MIB_NUM_TX_RATE_RETRY_POLICIES; ++i)
> > > list_add(&cache->cache[i].link, &cache->free);
> > > diff --git a/drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.h b/drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.h
> > > index 29faa5640516..a0f9ae69baf5 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.h
> > > +++ b/drivers/staging/wfx/data_tx.h
> > > @@ -61,6 +61,7 @@ struct wfx_tx_priv {
> > > } __packed;
> > >
> > > void wfx_tx_policy_init(struct wfx_vif *wvif);
> > > +void wfx_tx_policy_upload_work(struct work_struct *work);
> > >
> > > void wfx_tx(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_tx_control *control,
> > > struct sk_buff *skb);
> > > diff --git a/drivers/staging/wfx/sta.c b/drivers/staging/wfx/sta.c
> > > index 29848a202ab4..471dd15b227f 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/staging/wfx/sta.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/staging/wfx/sta.c
> > > @@ -592,6 +592,7 @@ static void wfx_do_unjoin(struct wfx_vif *wvif)
> > > wfx_tx_flush(wvif->wdev);
> > > hif_keep_alive_period(wvif, 0);
> > > hif_reset(wvif, false);
> > > + wfx_tx_policy_init(wvif);
> > > hif_set_output_power(wvif, wvif->wdev->output_power * 10);
> > > wvif->dtim_period = 0;
> > > hif_set_macaddr(wvif, wvif->vif->addr);
> > > @@ -880,8 +881,10 @@ static int wfx_update_beaconing(struct wfx_vif *wvif)
> > > if (wvif->state != WFX_STATE_AP ||
> > > wvif->beacon_int != conf->beacon_int) {
> > > wfx_tx_lock_flush(wvif->wdev);
> > > - if (wvif->state != WFX_STATE_PASSIVE)
> > > + if (wvif->state != WFX_STATE_PASSIVE) {
> > > hif_reset(wvif, false);
> > > + wfx_tx_policy_init(wvif);
> > > + }
> > > wvif->state = WFX_STATE_PASSIVE;
> > > wfx_start_ap(wvif);
> > > wfx_tx_unlock(wvif->wdev);
> > > @@ -1567,6 +1570,7 @@ int wfx_add_interface(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct ieee80211_vif *vif)
> > > INIT_WORK(&wvif->set_cts_work, wfx_set_cts_work);
> > > INIT_WORK(&wvif->unjoin_work, wfx_unjoin_work);
> > >
> > > + INIT_WORK(&wvif->tx_policy_upload_work, wfx_tx_policy_upload_work);
> > > mutex_unlock(&wdev->conf_mutex);
> > >
> > > hif_set_macaddr(wvif, vif->addr);
> >
> > Meta-comment here.
> >
> > I've been having to hand-edit your patches to get them to be able to
> > apply so far, which is fine for 1-10 patches at a time, but when staring
> > down a 55-patch series, that's not ok for my end.
> >
> > The problem is that your email client is turning everything into base64
> > text. On it's own, that's fine, but when doing so it turns the
> > line-ends from unix ones, into dos line-ends. So, when git decodes the
> > base64 text into "plain text" the patch obviously does not apply due to
> > the line-ends not matching up.
> >
> > Any chance you can fix your email client to not convert the line-ends?
>
> Arg... I apologize for that. Yes, I will fix it and re-send the
> pull-request.

thank you.

> For the record:
>
> In fact, the conversions to CR-LF and to base64 is done by the SMTP
> server that I use (Microsoft Exchange... useless to say that I do not
> administrate this server).

Ah, I was wondering of that is why it happened.

> I have already noticed that my SMTP server did weird things. So, I
> configured git to encode in base64 itself.
> However, the configuration line "sendemail.transferEncoding" is ignored
> in my version of git (2.20) (--transfer-encoding=base64 continue to
> work). Fortunately, the problem seems fixed with git 2.24.

Oh good, I was trying to duplicate this with 2.24 and couldn't, glad
they have fixed this there.

thanks,
greg k-h

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