Please do test this patch out! This unblocks a whole lot of tidying up
and restructuring of the wifi drivers to make them more predictable!
On 20 February 2016 at 02:06, Andriy Voskoboinyk <s3er...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> andriy has a few reviews out that tidy up some things, which I'd reply
>> to, but .. reviews is offline. So, here's the 30 second version:
>> * the net80211 taskqueue runs the software scan engine, and the
>> software scan engine currently sleeps whilst it's running.
>> This means that if you put newstate, deferred transmit, etc into the
>> net80211 taskqueue, then it just won't run during scan.
>> The net80211 software scan thing should be modified to not sleep
>> whilst it's waiting for scan results and instead just kick off another
>> timer event to finish that part of the loop. Then yes, we can just
>> migrate * to the net80211 task queue and use it for all serialisation
>> of a wifi driver.
>> (And yes, I'd like to see that done ASAP..)
> I have replaced sleeping on conditional variable inside scan task
> with scan_curchan task rescheduling (so this problem should be fixed now).
> For everyone, who wishes to test: apply the attached patch
> (merged from D5133, D5137, D5139, D5140, D5142, D5143, D5145, D5147, D5148
> and D5152)
> and rebuild + install the kernel. Scan should work as before.
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