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SubjectRe: [Bug #13846] Possible regression in rt61pci driver
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Thanks Ivo,

2009/8/3 Ivo van Doorn <ivdoorn@gmail.com>:
> Hi,
>
>> On Sunday 02 August 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> > This message has been generated automatically as a part of a report
>> > of recent regressions.
>> >
>> > The following bug entry is on the current list of known regressions
>> > from 2.6.30.  Please verify if it still should be listed and let me know
>> > (either way).
>> >
>>
>> The folks on the wireless project have concluded that the problem I reported is down to a hardware
>> problem when power saving is switched on on for my Belkin cardbus wireless adapter, so now I simply
>> turn power-saving off when wlan0 comes up. I did, however, ask whether anyone was going to fix the
>> fact that once power-saving turns the LEDs off, they never come back on again, but I haven't had an
>> answer. Is that a regression? I guess the answer is no, because power saving in the rt61pci driver
>> is feature that is new to 2.6.31. Should it be fixed? I think the answer is yes, but being unable
>> to do it myself, I probably don't have a vote :-)
>
> Can't recall this issue was ever reported, but that might just be me having overlooked some emails
> or have completely forgotten all about it. But here is a test patch to see if this helps in the issue,
> it is not really correct for upstream, but if it works I can see if there is a better solution.
>
> Thanks,
>

I've tried the patch without success. The card doesn't seem to wake up
again when I attempt network activity after PS has activated.
(Actually, There are two assumptions I should check out here. Firstly,
the LEDS going out is a sign that PS has activated and secondly, that
the card should "wake up" if I attempt network activity after PS has
activated).

A cut and paste from the console window:

[chris:~]$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"SKY28767"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:1F:33:80:09:44
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=10 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on
Link Quality=50/70 Signal level=-60 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

[chris:~]$ echo "waiting for leds to go out"
waiting for leds to go out
[chris:~]$ ping router
PING router.local.lan (192.168.0.1) from 192.168.0.30 : 56(84) bytes of data.
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
From laptop.local.lan (192.168.0.30): Destination Host Unreachable
^C
--- router.local.lan ping statistics ---
11 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, +9 errors, 100% packet loss
[chris:~]$

To get the card going again I had to physically remove and reinsert it.

Chris

> Ivo
> ---
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00config.c b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00config.c
> index 3845316..6fe70b1 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00config.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00config.c
> @@ -196,6 +196,12 @@ void rt2x00lib_config(struct rt2x00_dev *rt2x00dev,
>         */
>        rt2x00dev->ops->lib->config(rt2x00dev, &libconf, ieee80211_flags);
>
> +       if (ieee80211_flags & IEEE80211_CONF_CHANGE_PS) {
> +               rt2x00led_led_activity(rt2x00dev, !(conf->flags & IEEE80211_CONF_PS));
> +               rt2x00leds_led_assoc(rt2x00dev, !(conf->flags & IEEE80211_CONF_PS));
> +               rt2x00leds_led_radio(rt2x00dev, !(conf->flags & IEEE80211_CONF_PS));
> +       }
> +
>        /*
>         * Some configuration changes affect the link quality
>         * which means we need to reset the link tuner.
>



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