Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <> wrote:
> From: Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <>
> During firmware crash (or) user requested manual restart
> the system gets into a soft lock up state because of the
> below root cause.
> During user requested hardware restart / firmware crash
> the system goes into a soft lockup state as 'napi_synchronize'
> is called after 'napi_disable' (which sets 'NAPI_STATE_SCHED'
> bit) and it sleeps into infinite loop as it waits for
> 'NAPI_STATE_SCHED' to be cleared. This condition is hit because
> 'ath10k_hif_stop' is called twice as below (resulting in calling
> 'napi_synchronize' after 'napi_disable')
> 'ath10k_core_restart' -> 'ath10k_hif_stop' (ATH10K_STATE_ON) ->
> -> 'ieee80211_restart_hw' -> 'ath10k_start' -> 'ath10k_halt' ->
> 'ath10k_core_stop' -> 'ath10k_hif_stop' (ATH10K_STATE_RESTARTING)
> Fix this by calling 'ath10k_halt' in ath10k_core_restart itself
> as it makes more sense before informing mac80211 to restart h/w
> Also remove 'ath10k_halt' in ath10k_start for the state of 'restarting'
> Fixes: 3c97f5de1f28 ("ath10k: implement NAPI support")
> Signed-off-by: Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <>

Patch applied to ath-next branch of ath.git, thanks.

c2cac2f74ab4 ath10k: fix soft lockup during firmware crash/hw-restart


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