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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] net: usb: cdc_ncm: don't spew notifications
On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 12:55 AM Grant Grundler <grundler@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 9:46 PM Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 21:26:23 -0800 Grant Grundler 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.
> >
> > > @@ -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:
> >
> > Thanks for the patch, this looks like an improvement over:
> >
> > 59b4a8fa27f5 ("CDC-NCM: remove "connected" log message")
> >
> > right? Should we bring the "network connection: connected" message back?
>
> Yes, we can revert Roland's patch. I didn't see that one.
>
> > Do you want all of these patches to be applied to 5.11 and backported?
>
> Yes to 5.11. Only the 3rd one really needs to be applied to stable kernels.

Sorry - I was thinking 5.11 was -next (and that's incorrect).

As you suggested below, only the 3rd one really needs to be applied to
5.11 and other stable kernels.

cheers,
grant

>
> > Feels to me like the last one is a fix and the rest can go into -next,
> > WDYT?
>
> Exactly.
>
> Thanks!
> grant

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