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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] net: usb: cdc_ncm: don't spew notifications
+nic_swsd [adding per Realtek developer team request]

On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 5:27 AM Grant Grundler <grundler@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> RTL8156 sends notifications about every 32ms.
> Only display/log notifications when something changes.
>
> This issue has been reported by others:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1832472
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/8/27/1083
>
> ...
> [785962.779840] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
> [785962.929944] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8156, bcdDevice=30.00
> [785962.929949] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=6
> [785962.929952] usb 1-1: Product: USB 10/100/1G/2.5G LAN
> [785962.929954] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Realtek
> [785962.929956] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 000000001
> [785962.991755] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ether
> [785963.017068] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0: MAC-Address: 00:24:27:88:08:15
> [785963.017072] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0: setting rx_max = 16384
> [785963.017169] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0: setting tx_max = 16384
> [785963.017682] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 usb0: register 'cdc_ncm' at usb-0000:00:14.0-1, CDC NCM, 00:24:27:88:08:15
> [785963.019211] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ncm
> [785963.023856] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_wdm
> [785963.025461] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_mbim
> [785963.038824] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 enx002427880815: renamed from usb0
> [785963.089586] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: disconnected
> [785963.121673] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: disconnected
> [785963.153682] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: disconnected
> ...
>
> This is about 2KB per second and will overwrite all contents of a 1MB
> dmesg buffer in under 10 minutes rendering them useless for debugging
> many kernel problems.
>
> This is also an extra 180 MB/day in /var/logs (or 1GB per week) rendering
> the majority of those logs useless too.
>
> When the link is up (expected state), spew amount is >2x higher:
> ...
> [786139.600992] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: connected
> [786139.632997] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: 2500 mbit/s downlink 2500 mbit/s uplink
> [786139.665097] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: connected
> [786139.697100] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: 2500 mbit/s downlink 2500 mbit/s uplink
> [786139.729094] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: connected
> [786139.761108] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: 2500 mbit/s downlink 2500 mbit/s uplink
> ...
>
> Chrome OS cannot support RTL8156 until this is fixed.
>
> Signed-off-by: Grant Grundler <grundler@chromium.org>
> ---
> drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c | 12 +++++++++++-
> include/linux/usb/usbnet.h | 2 ++
> 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c b/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c
> index 25498c311551..5de096545b86 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c
> @@ -1827,6 +1827,15 @@ cdc_ncm_speed_change(struct usbnet *dev,
> uint32_t rx_speed = le32_to_cpu(data->DLBitRRate);
> uint32_t tx_speed = le32_to_cpu(data->ULBitRate);
>
> + /* if the speed hasn't changed, don't report it.
> + * RTL8156 shipped before 2021 sends notification about every 32ms.
> + */
> + if (dev->rx_speed == rx_speed && dev->tx_speed == tx_speed)
> + return;
> +
> + dev->rx_speed = rx_speed;
> + dev->tx_speed = tx_speed;
> +
> /*
> * Currently the USB-NET API does not support reporting the actual
> * device speed. Do print it instead.
> @@ -1867,7 +1876,8 @@ static void cdc_ncm_status(struct usbnet *dev, struct urb *urb)
> * USB_CDC_NOTIFY_NETWORK_CONNECTION notification shall be
> * sent by device after USB_CDC_NOTIFY_SPEED_CHANGE.
> */
> - usbnet_link_change(dev, !!event->wValue, 0);
> + if (netif_carrier_ok(dev->net) != !!event->wValue)
> + usbnet_link_change(dev, !!event->wValue, 0);
> break;
>
> case USB_CDC_NOTIFY_SPEED_CHANGE:
> diff --git a/include/linux/usb/usbnet.h b/include/linux/usb/usbnet.h
> index 88a7673894d5..cfbfd6fe01df 100644
> --- a/include/linux/usb/usbnet.h
> +++ b/include/linux/usb/usbnet.h
> @@ -81,6 +81,8 @@ struct usbnet {
> # define EVENT_LINK_CHANGE 11
> # define EVENT_SET_RX_MODE 12
> # define EVENT_NO_IP_ALIGN 13
> + u32 rx_speed; /* in bps - NOT Mbps */
> + u32 tx_speed; /* in bps - NOT Mbps */
> };
>
> static inline struct usb_driver *driver_of(struct usb_interface *intf)
> --
> 2.29.2
>

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