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Subject[PATCH 0/3] mwifiex: disable ps_mode by default for stability
Hello all,

On Microsoft Surface devices (PCIe-88W8897), we are observing stability
issues when ps_mode (IEEE power_save) is enabled, then eventually causes
firmware crash. Especially on 5GHz APs, the connection is completely
unstable and almost unusable.

I think the most desirable change is to fix the ps_mode itself. But is
seems to be hard work [1], I'm afraid we have to go this way.

Therefore, the first patch of this series disables the ps_mode by default
instead of enabling it on driver init. I'm not sure if explicitly
disabling it is really required or not. I don't have access to the details
of this chip. Let me know if it's enough to just remove the code that
enables ps_mode.

The Second patch adds a new module parameter named "allow_ps_mode". Since
other wifi drivers just disable power_save by default by module parameter
like this, I also added this.

The third patch adds a message when ps_mode will be changed. Useful when
diagnosing connection issues.

Tsuchiya Yuto


Tsuchiya Yuto (3):
mwifiex: disable ps_mode explicitly by default instead
mwifiex: add allow_ps_mode module parameter
mwifiex: print message when changing ps_mode

.../net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/cfg80211.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++++
.../net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/sta_cmd.c | 11 ++++++---
2 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


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