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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] ath10k: skip the wait for completion to recovery in shutdown path
On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 9:16 AM Youghandhar Chintala
<youghand@codeaurora.org> wrote:
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/snoc.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/snoc.c
> @@ -1790,9 +1790,6 @@ static int ath10k_snoc_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
>
> reinit_completion(&ar->driver_recovery);
>
> - if (test_bit(ATH10K_SNOC_FLAG_RECOVERY, &ar_snoc->flags))
> - wait_for_completion_timeout(&ar->driver_recovery, 3 * HZ);

Hmm, this is the only instance of waiting for this completion, which
means that after this patch, 'ar->driver_recovery' is doing exactly
nothing. Should you instead just remove it completely?

Also, if your patch is correct, it seems like the completion was never
needed in the first place. You should probably address such a claim in
the commit message; is there truly no need to wait here? Or was there
some purpose here, but that purpose was accomplished some other way?
Or was there a purpose, and that purpose was misguided? It feels to me
like it is indeed correct to remove this (shutdown should be performed
promptly; we don't need to delay it just to try to "finish
recovering"), but it's your job to convince the reader.

Brian

> -
> set_bit(ATH10K_SNOC_FLAG_UNREGISTERING, &ar_snoc->flags);
>
> ath10k_core_unregister(ar);

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