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SubjectRe: Questions about bluetooth on N900
Hi!

> > > > There is some interest. I'd like to have working bluetooth, and people from postmarketos
> > > > would probably like something, too. Unfortunately my experience is same as yours -- current
> > > > mainline does not work well on N900.
> > >
> > > I might try debugging that at some point, but I doubt I can resolve the issue,
> > > because I have no experience in serial port programming. With latest BlueZ I
> > > got my braille display working for few seconds, before it stalled.
> > >
> > > > > I'm considering to rebase the old hci_h4p driver on current mainline, because
> > > > > I just need a working BT connection, not code that is of good quality. Some
> > >
> > > > Ok, I may save you some work. I have rebased version, it should be in
> > > > linux-n900 on kernel.org.
> > >
> > > I found a repo from
> > > https://kernel.googlesource.com/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/pavel/linux-n900/. I
> > > assume that's what you meant.
> > >
> > > The latest version is based on 4.13, but it has also some changes which seem
> > > not to be related to BT. I incorporated them also, but I don't know if they
> > > are valid.
> >
> > Feel free to take those or not.
> >
> > > I was lucky that you had done rebasing of nokia_h4p, because I wouldn't have
> > > known what to do with DTS.
> > >
> > > Unfortunately the driver does not work properly. I can access N900 to some
> > > extent with my braille display, but the connection has random freezes, and
> > > accessing my GPS receiver (through RFCOMM) causes the whole system to hang.
> > >
> > > I get the following message to syslog something like 100 times per second when
> > > BRLTTY (the braille display daemon) is communicating with the display:
> > > Got IIR_RX_TIMEOUT, handling it as IIR_DRI
> > >
> > > Active BT connection also seems to trigger a bug in nokia_h4p related to
> > > spinlocks. This happens in random intervals between 0.1 s and 30 s.
> > >
> > > The bugs are:
> > > BUG: scheduling while atomic
> > > and
> > > BUG: workqueue leaked lock or atomic
> > >
> > > Stack traces suggest that it is (at least sometimes) caused by h4p_set_clk
> > > calling clk_prepare_enable and clk_disable_unprepare functions, which should
> > > only be used in non-atomic context.
> > >
> > > So, I thought it would be good for you to know that BT does not really work. I
> > > would like to work on this, but I'm afraid my knowledge is too limited to
> > > track this down. It would be good to know what is causing those IIR RX
> > > timeouts.
> > >
> > > Also working on an obsolete driver feels like stupid now that there is a
> > > driver written more properly.
> >
> > Yes, fixing obsolete driver is hard and has drawbacks. The new one
> > should be fixed.
> >
> > I believe the way forward would be
> >
> > a) add logging to the old driver, to see exact data being exchanged
> > during initialization.
> >
> > b) add logging to the new driver, and compare old and new driver
> >
> > c) fix the new driver to do the initialization same way the old driver
> > did
>
> FWIW I don't think the problem on N900 with hci_nokia ("new") driver is
> related to incorrect data/packets being sent. I'm pretty sure there is
> still some problem with the handling of flow control signals (RTS/CTS +
> the GPIOs) resulting in packets not being sent and/or received properly.

Yes, that's possible. So logging RTS/CTS + gpio transitions along with
data will be useful.
Pavel
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