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SubjectRe: [BUG] 2.6.30-rc4 hid bluetooth not working
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Hi Justin,

> > > >> >>> > Subject: bluetooth: Fix serialization when adding/deleting connections in hci_sysfs
> > > >> >>> >
> > > >> >>> > add_conn and del_conn should be serialized, but flush_workqueue can't be used
> > > >> >>> > by the worker thread on it's own queue, so use flush_work to serialize add_conn
> > > >> >>> > and del_conn against each other.
> > > >> >>> >
> > > >> >>> > Signed-off-by: Marc Pignat <marc.pignat@hevs.ch>
> > > >> >>>
> > > >> >>> Acked-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
> > > >> >>>
> > > >> >>> FWIW.
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >>nak from my side since I think it is the wrong fix. We really wanna wait
> > > >> >>for all works to finish here. This includes work from other connection
> > > >> >>attempts or terminations.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > IMHO, there is no need to wait for work currently running, since this is a
> > > >> > singlethread workqueue.
> > > >>
> > > >> Yes, sounds right.
> > > >>
> > > >> >
> > > >> > But it is perhaps simpler to use a lock (mutex or watherver locking primitive).
> > > >>
> > > >> I'm here a little bit late. Marcel, I'm quite busy recently, I just
> > > >> see the commit and then this thread.
> > > >>
> > > >> Let me explain why I add two workqueue originally, because workqueue
> > > >> will be defered, so we must guarantee "connection deletion" finished
> > > >> before "connection adding with same bt addr", or the "connection
> > > >> adding" will fail.
> > > >>
> > > >> On the other hand flush "adding" workqueue in "connection deletion"
> > > >> function is not necessary.
> > > >>
> > > >> To fix this bug, I think we can just use the two work struct for
> > > >> add/del, at the same time keeping the original two workqueue.
> > > >>
> > > >> Please see following patch for this, (building-test only, I have no
> > > >> bluetooth device at hand, I can test this the day after tommorrow)
> > > >
> > > > so I spent the whole day figuring out what is going on here and we keep
> > > > making the wrong assumptions over and over again.
> > > >
> > > > First of all, we only add the sysfs device when we have a successful
> > > > connection. And we identify it with the handle. This means that we can
> > > > NOT have any name clashes anymore since the controller has to make sure
> > > > a handle is only assigned once. Previously we did this on the BD_ADDR
> > > > value and that lead to it. That is no longer the case.
> > > >
> > > > Second of all the two work queues introduces way too much complexity for
> > > > a really simple task of adding and removing a sysfs device entry.
> > > >
> > > > The real problem we have right now are that we are not initializing the
> > > > sysfs device when creating the hci_conn. This is just wrong and can lead
> > > > to all kinds of weird invalid data access. And as a result the adding of
> > > > the sysfs device should only set the name and add it.
> > > >
> > > > We also check device_registered before making sure that device_add has
> > > > been run. And instead of adding more locking or crazy work queue
> > > > dependencies, we should use the single thread work queue to ensure the
> > > > correct order of things.
> > > >
> > > > The attached patch introduces a hci_conn_init_sysfs step to make sure we
> > > > setup the sysfs device correctly. I left the flush_work calls, but I
> > > > think they are not needed since a del_conn before add_conn is no longer
> > > > possible now.
> > >
> > > well it seems your not the only one
> > > with a broken bluetooth(latest git pull
> > > this morning)
> >
> > can you try the patch that I attached to the previous email. It should
> > fix exactly this.
>
> nice patch.
> works like a charm
> bluetooth is alive again.

thanks for testing.

Marc, Roger, can you test this and confirm that it works for you and
doesn't have any other side effects. Then I prepare it work upstream
inclusion.

Regards

Marcel




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