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SubjectRe: [ath5k-devel] [PATCH v3] ath5k: disable ASPM
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On Mon, 2010-07-26 at 13:13 -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote: 
> On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 08:32:44AM -0700, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > On Sat, 2010-06-19 at 16:02 +0300, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2010-06-19 at 08:38 -0400, Bob Copeland wrote:
> > > > On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:49:34AM +0300, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > > > > How this patch?
> > > >
> > > > Looks fine to me. Some nitpicking below but feel free to add my
> > > >
> > > > Acked-by: Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com>
> > > >
> > Done.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Maxim Levitsky
> >
> > ---
> >
> > commit 616afa397b3e843f2aba06be12a30e72dfff7740
> > Author: Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@gmail.com>
> > Date: Thu Jun 17 23:21:42 2010 +0300
> >
> > ath5k: disable ASPM
> >
> > Atheros card on Acer Aspire One (AOA150, Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001
> > Wireless Network Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)) doesn't work well with ASPM
> > enabled. With ASPM ath5k will eventually stall on heavy traffic with often
> > 'unsupported jumbo' warnings appearing. Disabling ASPM L0s in ath5k fixes
> > these problems.
> > Also card sends a storm of RXORN interrupts even though medium is idle.
> >
> > Reproduced with pcie_aspm=force and by using 'nc < /dev/zero > /dev/null' at
> > both ends (usually stalls within seconds).
> >
> > Unfortunately BIOS enables ASPM on this card by default on these machines
> > This means that, problem shows up (less often) without pcie_aspm=force too.
> > Therefore to benefit from this fix you need to _enable_ CONFIG_PCIEASPM
> >
> >
> > All credit for this patch goes to Jussi Kivilinna <jussi.kivilinna@mbnet.fi>
> > for finding and fixing this bug.
> >
> > Based on patch that is
> > From: Jussi Kivilinna <jussi.kivilinna@mbnet.fi>
> >
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@gmail.com>
> > Acked-by: Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com>
>
> Acked-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <lrodriguez@atheros.com>
>
> But please resubmit and completley modify the commit log to indicate
> ath5k cards support ASPM but L0s must be disabled, only L1
> works correctly.
>
> The comments about ASPM force should be removed as it would
> lead others to try to use the same and the fact of the matter is
> that ASPM force should never be used. As was clarified out of
> some of these discussions worth noting also is that in newer
> kernels CONFIG_PCIEASPM=y will always become the default, for
> older kernels this was never the default and some distributions
> (Ubunutu) do not have this enabled, the benefit of having it
> enabled is it will disable ASPM for these cases:
>
> (a) the PCIE device is pre PCIE 1.1
> (b) the firmware has the FADT flag set to tell you not to and
> (c) the firmware doesn't grant control via _OSC. The powersave policy will
> enable ASPM even if the BIOS didn't, but only if something else doesn't
> tell us not to.
>
> The last two checks were only recently added by Mathew and forcing
> CONFIG_PCIEASPM=y was also only recently made default.
>
> In short, Linux distributions should also start enabling
> CONFIG_PCIEASPM=y on older kernels.


Just one note that since at least my ath5k device is pre 1.1, and you
say that L1 can be enabled, and should, I probably need to enable L1
explicitly in the driver.

OK?

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky

>
> Luis
>
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/base.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/base.c
> > index 3abbe75..4f6bd7c 100644
> > --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/base.c
> > +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/base.c
> > @@ -48,6 +48,7 @@
> > #include <linux/netdevice.h>
> > #include <linux/cache.h>
> > #include <linux/pci.h>
> > +#include <linux/pci-aspm.h>
> > #include <linux/ethtool.h>
> > #include <linux/uaccess.h>
> > #include <linux/slab.h>
> > @@ -469,6 +470,19 @@ ath5k_pci_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
> > int ret;
> > u8 csz;
> >
> > + /*
> > + * Disable PCIE ASPM L0S on the card.
> > + * ASPM triggers hardware bug, that makes card stall transmission
> > + * untill reset, and even that doesn't always help.
> > + * This happens on meduim to heavy transmit utilization.
> > + * In addition to stall, hardware usually gives a storm of
> > + * RXORN interrupts, despite idle channel, and otherwise doesn't work.
> > + * Windows driver also disables the L0s ASPM,
> > + * probably due to same reason
> > + * Note: to benefit from this fix, please _enable_ CONFIG_PCIEASPM
> > + */
> > + pci_disable_link_state(pdev, PCIE_LINK_STATE_L0S);
> > +
> > ret = pci_enable_device(pdev);
> > if (ret) {
> > dev_err(&pdev->dev, "can't enable device\n");
> >
> >
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