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Date:   Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:12:08 -0800
From:   Grant Grundler <grundler@...omium.org>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Oliver Neukum <oliver@...kum.org>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, nic_swsd@...ltek.com,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        linux-usb@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Grant Grundler <grundler@...omium.org>
Subject: [PATCH net] net: usb: cdc_ncm: don't spew notifications

RTL8156 sends notifications about every 32ms.
Only display/log notifications when something changes.

This issue has been reported by others:
	https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1832472
	https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/8/27/1083

...
[785962.779840] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[785962.929944] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8156, bcdDevice=30.00
[785962.929949] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=6
[785962.929952] usb 1-1: Product: USB 10/100/1G/2.5G LAN
[785962.929954] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Realtek
[785962.929956] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 000000001
[785962.991755] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ether
[785963.017068] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0: MAC-Address: 00:24:27:88:08:15
[785963.017072] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0: setting rx_max = 16384
[785963.017169] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0: setting tx_max = 16384
[785963.017682] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 usb0: register 'cdc_ncm' at usb-0000:00:14.0-1, CDC NCM, 00:24:27:88:08:15
[785963.019211] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ncm
[785963.023856] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_wdm
[785963.025461] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_mbim
[785963.038824] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 enx002427880815: renamed from usb0
[785963.089586] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: disconnected
[785963.121673] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: disconnected
[785963.153682] cdc_ncm 1-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: disconnected
...

This is about 2KB per second and will overwrite all contents of a 1MB
dmesg buffer in under 10 minutes rendering them useless for debugging
many kernel problems.

This is also an extra 180 MB/day in /var/logs (or 1GB per week) rendering
the majority of those logs useless too.

When the link is up (expected state), spew amount is >2x higher:
...
[786139.600992] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: connected
[786139.632997] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: 2500 mbit/s downlink 2500 mbit/s uplink
[786139.665097] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: connected
[786139.697100] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: 2500 mbit/s downlink 2500 mbit/s uplink
[786139.729094] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: network connection: connected
[786139.761108] cdc_ncm 2-1:2.0 enx002427880815: 2500 mbit/s downlink 2500 mbit/s uplink
...

Chrome OS cannot support RTL8156 until this is fixed.

Signed-off-by: Grant Grundler <grundler@...omium.org>
---
 drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c  | 12 +++++++++++-
 include/linux/usb/usbnet.h |  2 ++
 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c b/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c
index 25498c311551..5de096545b86 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ncm.c
@@ -1827,6 +1827,15 @@ cdc_ncm_speed_change(struct usbnet *dev,
 	uint32_t rx_speed = le32_to_cpu(data->DLBitRRate);
 	uint32_t tx_speed = le32_to_cpu(data->ULBitRate);
 
+	/* if the speed hasn't changed, don't report it.
+	 * RTL8156 shipped before 2021 sends notification about every 32ms.
+	 */
+	if (dev->rx_speed == rx_speed && dev->tx_speed == tx_speed)
+		return;
+
+	dev->rx_speed = rx_speed;
+	dev->tx_speed = tx_speed;
+
 	/*
 	 * Currently the USB-NET API does not support reporting the actual
 	 * device speed. Do print it instead.
@@ -1867,7 +1876,8 @@ static void cdc_ncm_status(struct usbnet *dev, struct urb *urb)
 		 * USB_CDC_NOTIFY_NETWORK_CONNECTION notification shall be
 		 * sent by device after USB_CDC_NOTIFY_SPEED_CHANGE.
 		 */
-		usbnet_link_change(dev, !!event->wValue, 0);
+		if (netif_carrier_ok(dev->net) != !!event->wValue)
+			usbnet_link_change(dev, !!event->wValue, 0);
 		break;
 
 	case USB_CDC_NOTIFY_SPEED_CHANGE:
diff --git a/include/linux/usb/usbnet.h b/include/linux/usb/usbnet.h
index 88a7673894d5..cfbfd6fe01df 100644
--- a/include/linux/usb/usbnet.h
+++ b/include/linux/usb/usbnet.h
@@ -81,6 +81,8 @@ struct usbnet {
 #		define EVENT_LINK_CHANGE	11
 #		define EVENT_SET_RX_MODE	12
 #		define EVENT_NO_IP_ALIGN	13
+	u32			rx_speed;	/* in bps - NOT Mbps */
+	u32			tx_speed;	/* in bps - NOT Mbps */
 };
 
 static inline struct usb_driver *driver_of(struct usb_interface *intf)
-- 
2.29.2

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