[rt2x00-users] [PATCH 6/9] rt2x00: Push beacon TX descriptor writing to drivers.

Gertjan van Wingerde gwingerde at gmail.com
Wed May 12 19:03:44 UTC 2010


On 05/12/10 19:45, Ivo Van Doorn wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Gertjan van Wingerde
> <gwingerde at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Ivo Van Doorn <ivdoorn at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 11:51 PM, Gertjan van Wingerde
>>> <gwingerde at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Not all the devices require a TX descriptor to be written (i.e. rt2800
>>>> device don't require them). Push down the creation of the TX descriptor
>>>> to the device drivers so that they can decide for themselves whether
>>>> a TX descriptor is to be created.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Gertjan van Wingerde <gwingerde at gmail.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2400pci.c   |   16 ++++++++++------
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2500pci.c   |   16 ++++++++++------
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2500usb.c   |   11 +++++++++++
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800pci.c   |   17 +++++++++++++++++
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c   |   17 +++++++++++++++++
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00debug.c |    1 +
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00queue.c |   10 +---------
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt61pci.c     |   11 +++++++++++
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt73usb.c     |   11 +++++++++++
>>>>  9 files changed, 89 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2400pci.c b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2400pci.c
>>>> index def3fa4..741c531 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2400pci.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2400pci.c
>>>> @@ -33,6 +33,7 @@
>>>>  #include <linux/eeprom_93cx6.h>
>>>>
>>>>  #include "rt2x00.h"
>>>> +#include "rt2x00lib.h"
>>>>  #include "rt2x00pci.h"
>>>>  #include "rt2400pci.h"
>>>
>>> rt2x00lib.h must not be used in the drivers. It is for the rt2x00lib
>>> internal files only.
>>
>> OK. This include is/was necessary for the rt2x00debug_dump_frame call.
>> So this may be handled with your next issue.
>>
>>>
>>>> @@ -1074,9 +1075,6 @@ static void rt2400pci_write_beacon(struct queue_entry *entry,
>>>>                                   struct txentry_desc *txdesc)
>>>>  {
>>>>        struct rt2x00_dev *rt2x00dev = entry->queue->rt2x00dev;
>>>> -       struct queue_entry_priv_pci *entry_priv = entry->priv_data;
>>>> -       struct skb_frame_desc *skbdesc = get_skb_frame_desc(entry->skb);
>>>> -       u32 word;
>>>>        u32 reg;
>>>>
>>>>        /*
>>>> @@ -1089,9 +1087,15 @@ static void rt2400pci_write_beacon(struct queue_entry *entry,
>>>>
>>>>        rt2x00queue_map_txskb(rt2x00dev, entry->skb);
>>>>
>>>> -       rt2x00_desc_read(entry_priv->desc, 1, &word);
>>>> -       rt2x00_set_field32(&word, TXD_W1_BUFFER_ADDRESS, skbdesc->skb_dma);
>>>> -       rt2x00_desc_write(entry_priv->desc, 1, word);
>>>> +       /*
>>>> +        * Write the TX descriptor for the beacon.
>>>> +        */
>>>> +       rt2400pci_write_tx_desc(rt2x00dev, entry->skb, txdesc);
>>>> +
>>>> +       /*
>>>> +        * Dump beacon to userspace through debugfs.
>>>> +        */
>>>> +       rt2x00debug_dump_frame(rt2x00dev, DUMP_FRAME_BEACON, entry->skb);
>>>
>>> The goal for rt2x00debug was that the logic must be inside rt2x00lib
>>> as much as possible.
>>> This can/should be moved into rt2x00lib where write_beacon() is being called.
>>>
>>
>> Yes, I wasn't too happy about this part about the patch, but couldn't
>> find a better solution. The problem is that with the patch the frame
>> cannot be dumped before the call to write_beacon, as the descriptor
>> hasn't been set up yet. Also, it cannot be dumped after the call to
>> write_beacon as most of the write_beacon functions actually free the
>> skb with the beacon.
>> So, I ran out of ideas as to how to keep rt2x00debug only inside
>> rt2x00lib. I'm open for suggestions, though.
> 
> Well ok, if there aren't obvious alternatives this change is fine.
> However, please move the declaration of rt2x00debug_dump_frame()
> into rt2x00.h? That way we don't have to include the rt2x00lib.h header.
> 

The only alternative I can think of is to have the chipset driver clone the skb to have
a private copy of the skb, so that the original one can be freed in the generic code.
In that case the rt2x00debug_dump_frame call can be done from rt2x00queue code, after
the write_beacon function has been called.

What do you think of that solution?

---
Gertjan.



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