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From: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
To: "Jonas Dreßler" <verdre@v0yd.nl>
Cc: "Amitkumar Karwar" <amitkarwar@gmail.com>,
	"Ganapathi Bhat" <ganapathi017@gmail.com>,
	"Xinming Hu" <huxinming820@gmail.com>,
	"Kalle Valo" <kvalo@codeaurora.org>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	"Jakub Kicinski" <kuba@kernel.org>,
	"Tsuchiya Yuto" <kitakar@gmail.com>,
	linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-pci@vger.kernel.org,
	"Maximilian Luz" <luzmaximilian@gmail.com>,
	"Bjorn Helgaas" <bhelgaas@google.com>,
	"Pali Rohár" <pali@kernel.org>,
	"Heiner Kallweit" <hkallweit1@gmail.com>,
	"Johannes Berg" <johannes@sipsolutions.net>,
	"Brian Norris" <briannorris@chromium.org>,
	stable@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] mwifiex: Try waking the firmware until we get an interrupt
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:19:43 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YUsRT1rmtITJiJRh@smile.fi.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210914114813.15404-3-verdre@v0yd.nl>

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 01:48:13PM +0200, Jonas Dreßler wrote:
> It seems that the firmware of the 88W8897 card sometimes ignores or
> misses when we try to wake it up by writing to the firmware status
> register. This leads to the firmware wakeup timeout expiring and the
> driver resetting the card because we assume the firmware has hung up or
> crashed (unfortunately that's not unlikely with this card).
> 
> Turns out that most of the time the firmware actually didn't hang up,
> but simply "missed" our wakeup request and didn't send us an AWAKE
> event.
> 
> Trying again to read the firmware status register after a short timeout
> usually makes the firmware wake up as expected, so add a small retry
> loop to mwifiex_pm_wakeup_card() that looks at the interrupt status to
> check whether the card woke up.
> 
> The number of tries and timeout lengths for this were determined
> experimentally: The firmware usually takes about 500 us to wake up
> after we attempt to read the status register. In some cases where the
> firmware is very busy (for example while doing a bluetooth scan) it
> might even miss our requests for multiple milliseconds, which is why
> after 15 tries the waiting time gets increased to 10 ms. The maximum
> number of tries it took to wake the firmware when testing this was
> around 20, so a maximum number of 50 tries should give us plenty of
> safety margin.
> 
> A good reproducer for this issue is letting the firmware sleep and wake
> up in very short intervals, for example by pinging a device on the
> network every 0.1 seconds.

...

> +	do {
> +		if (mwifiex_write_reg(adapter, reg->fw_status, FIRMWARE_READY_PCIE)) {
> +			mwifiex_dbg(adapter, ERROR,
> +				    "Writing fw_status register failed\n");
> +			return -EIO;
> +		}
> +
> +		n_tries++;
> +
> +		if (n_tries <= N_WAKEUP_TRIES_SHORT_INTERVAL)
> +			usleep_range(400, 700);
> +		else
> +			msleep(10);
> +	} while (n_tries <= N_WAKEUP_TRIES_SHORT_INTERVAL + N_WAKEUP_TRIES_LONG_INTERVAL &&
> +		 READ_ONCE(adapter->int_status) == 0);

Can't you use read_poll_timeout() twice instead of this custom approach?

> +	mwifiex_dbg(adapter, EVENT,
> +		    "event: Tried %d times until firmware woke up\n", n_tries);

-- 
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko



  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-22 11:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-14 11:48 [PATCH v2 0/2] mwifiex: Work around firmware bugs on 88W8897 chip Jonas Dreßler
2021-09-14 11:48 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] mwifiex: Use non-posted PCI write when setting TX ring write pointer Jonas Dreßler
2021-09-22 11:17   ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-09-22 12:08     ` Jonas Dreßler
2021-09-22 13:22       ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-09-22 14:03   ` David Laight
2021-09-22 14:27     ` Pali Rohár
2021-09-22 15:54       ` David Laight
2021-09-30 14:27         ` Jonas Dreßler
2021-10-06 16:01           ` Jonas Dreßler
2021-09-14 11:48 ` [PATCH v2 2/2] mwifiex: Try waking the firmware until we get an interrupt Jonas Dreßler
2021-09-22 11:19   ` Andy Shevchenko [this message]
2021-09-30 18:04     ` Jonas Dreßler
2021-09-30 20:58       ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-09-30 21:07         ` Jonas Dreßler
2021-09-30 21:16           ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-10-03  9:18   ` Jonas Dreßler
2021-10-04 17:52     ` Brian Norris
2021-09-27 20:30 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] mwifiex: Work around firmware bugs on 88W8897 chip Brian Norris

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