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Subject[PATCH 2.5.54] hermes: serialization fixes
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The hermes MAC controller module wasn't serializing BAP seek calls. This 
caused an eventual Rx/Tx failure which equates tens of thousands of errors on
the wireless interface. A simple spinlock is used to keep things in line.

Any comments are appreciated, I don't believe this is the best solution, but
it is working well. Patches can be downloaded from here:

http://www.clarkson.edu/~evanchsa/software/kernel/patches/hermes.patch-2.4.20
http://www.clarkson.edu/~evanchsa/software/kernel/patches/hermes.patch-2.5.54



--- linux-2.5.54/drivers/net/wireless/hermes.h 2003-01-01 22:21:02.000000000
-0500
+++ linux-2.5.54-devel/drivers/net/wireless/hermes.h 2003-01-03
11:38:25.000000000 -0500
@@ -288,6 +288,9 @@

u16 inten; /* Which interrupts should be enabled? */

+ /* Lock to avoid tripping over ourselves */
+ spinlock_t baplock;
+
#ifdef HERMES_DEBUG_BUFFER
struct hermes_debug_entry dbuf[HERMES_DEBUG_BUFSIZE];
unsigned long dbufp;
--- linux-2.5.54/drivers/net/wireless/hermes.c 2003-01-01 22:21:13.000000000
-0500
+++ linux-2.5.54-devel/drivers/net/wireless/hermes.c 2003-01-03
11:41:51.000000000 -0500
@@ -407,11 +407,18 @@
{
int dreg = bap ? HERMES_DATA1 : HERMES_DATA0;
int err = 0;
+ unsigned long flags;

if ( (len < 0) || (len % 2) )
return -EINVAL;

+ /* Without this, system instability occurs */
+ spin_lock_irqsave((&hw->baplock), flags);
+
err = hermes_bap_seek(hw, bap, id, offset);
+
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore((&hw->baplock), flags);
+
if (err)
goto out;

@@ -433,11 +440,17 @@
{
int dreg = bap ? HERMES_DATA1 : HERMES_DATA0;
int err = 0;
+ unsigned long flags;

if ( (len < 0) || (len % 2) )
return -EINVAL;

+ spin_lock_irqsave((&hw->baplock), flags);
+
err = hermes_bap_seek(hw, bap, id, offset);
+
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore((&hw->baplock), flags);
+
if (err)
goto out;

@@ -463,6 +476,7 @@
int dreg = bap ? HERMES_DATA1 : HERMES_DATA0;
u16 rlength, rtype;
int nwords;
+ unsigned long flags;

if ( (bufsize < 0) || (bufsize % 2) )
return -EINVAL;
@@ -471,7 +485,12 @@
if (err)
goto out;

+ spin_lock_irqsave((&hw->baplock), flags);
+
err = hermes_bap_seek(hw, bap, rid, 0);
+
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore((&hw->baplock), flags);
+
if (err)
goto out;

@@ -505,8 +524,14 @@
int dreg = bap ? HERMES_DATA1 : HERMES_DATA0;
int err = 0;
int count;
+ unsigned long flags;

+ spin_lock_irqsave((&hw->baplock), flags);
+
err = hermes_bap_seek(hw, bap, rid, 0);
+
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore((&hw->baplock), flags);
+
if (err)
goto out;
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