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Date:   Sat, 29 Jun 2019 10:50:42 +0200
From:   Stanislaw Gruszka <>
To:     Soeren Moch <>
Cc:     Helmut Schaa <>,
        Kalle Valo <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rt2x00: fix rx queue hang


On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 03:28:00PM +0200, Soeren Moch wrote:
> Hi Stanislaw,
> the good news is: your patch below also solves the issue for me. But
> removing the ENTRY_DATA_STATUS_PENDING check in
> rt2x00usb_kick_rx_entry() alone does not help, while removing this check
> in rt2x00usb_work_rxdone() alone does the trick.
> So the real race seems to be that the flags set in the completion
> handler are not yet visible on the cpu core running the workqueue. And
> because the worker is not rescheduled when aborted, the entry can just
> wait forever.
> Do you think this could make sense?


> > I'm somewhat reluctant to change the order, because TX processing
> > might relay on it (we first mark we wait for TX status and
> > then mark entry is no longer owned by hardware).
> OK, maybe it's just good luck that changing the order solves the rx
> problem. Or can memory barriers associated with the spinlock in
> rt2x00lib_dmadone() be responsible for that?
> (I'm testing on a armv7 system, Cortex-A9 quadcore.)

I'm not sure, rt2x00queue_index_inc() also disable/enable interrupts,
so maybe that make race not reproducible. 

> While looking at it, why we double-clear ENTRY_OWNER_DEVICE_DATA in
> rt2x00usb_interrupt_rxdone() directly and in rt2x00lib_dmadone() again,

rt2x00lib_dmadone() is called also on other palaces (error paths)
when we have to clear flags.

> while not doing the same for tx? 

If I remember correctly we have some races on rx (not happened on tx)
that was solved by using test_and_clear_bit(ENTRY_OWNER_DEVICE_DATA).

> Would it make more sense to possibly
> rt2x00usb_interrupt_rxdone() as for tx?

I don't think so, ENTRY_DATA_IO_FAILED should be only set on error

> >  However on RX
> > side ENTRY_DATA_STATUS_PENDING bit make no sense as we do not
> > wait for status. We should remove ENTRY_DATA_STATUS_PENDING on
> > RX side and perhaps this also will solve issue you observe.
> I agree that removing the unnecessary checks is a good idea in any case.
> > Could you please check below patch, if it fixes the problem as well?
> At least I could not trigger the problem within transferring 10GB of
> data. But maybe the probability for triggering this bug is just lower
> because ENTRY_OWNER_DEVICE_DATA is cleared some time before

Not sure. Anyway, could you post patch removing not needed checks
with proper description/changelog ?


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