lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2019]   [Oct]   [9]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] ath10k: switch to ieee80211_tx_dequeue_ni
From
Date


On 10/1/19 7:13 PM, Peter Oh wrote:
>
> On 10/1/19 4:48 AM, Kalle Valo wrote:
>> Erik Stromdahl <erik.stromdahl@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>> Since ath10k_mac_tx_push_txq() can be called from process context, we
>>> must explicitly disable softirqs before the call into mac80211.
>>>
>>> By calling ieee80211_tx_dequeue_ni() instead of ieee80211_tx_dequeue()
>>> we make sure softirqs are always disabled even in the case when
>>> ath10k_mac_tx_push_txq() is called from process context.
>>>
>>> Calling ieee80211_tx_dequeue_ni() with softirq's already disabled
>>> (e.g., from softirq context) should be safe as the local_bh_disable()
>>> and local_bh_enable() functions (called from ieee80211_tx_dequeue_ni)
>>> are fully reentrant.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Erik Stromdahl <erik.stromdahl@gmail.com>
>> I already applied this, but I still want to check _why_ you are changing
>> this? Is it that you want to call ath10k_mac_tx_push_pending() from a
>> workqueue in sdio.c in a future patch, or what? Because at the moment me
>> and Johannes were not able to find where this is called in process
>> context.
>>
SDIO irqs are threaded irqs (at least on my iMX6 board) and hence process context.
I will see if I can find a trace that shows the call chain more exactly.


> It seems Johannes wants to fix it in mac80211.
>
> [PATCH v2] mac80211: keep BHs disabled while calling drv_tx_wake_queue()
>
> Drivers typically expect this, as it's the case for almost all cases
> where this is called (i.e. from the TX path). Also, the code in mac80211
> itself (if the driver calls ieee80211_tx_dequeue()) expects this as it
> uses this_cpu_ptr() without additional protection.
>

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2019-10-09 21:24    [W:0.037 / U:5.740 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site